The Buck Institute administers an NIH-sponsored postdoctoral research training program in basic aging research and age-related disease. The program provides postdoctoral fellows with stipends to work in any of the laboratories at the Buck Institute, and selected laboratories at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Stanford University and the University of California in Berkeley.
Information about the program and how to apply for support is given below.
NIH Training Grant T32 AG000266
The current and future increase in the aged population will require extensive research to understand the underlying mechanisms responsible for age-related diseases and aging. It is, therefore, important to train young scientists in modern research disciplines that will promote excellent basic and translational aging research that will enhance the development of novel therapeutics to improve health in the aging population. Understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for aging and age-related diseases requires knowledge and experience in the design of optimum research strategies and state-of-the-art integrated and interdisciplinary research approaches. This training program provides postdoctoral fellows with advanced research training in modern disciplines, including functional genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, molecular biology, cell biology, bioenergetics, chemical screening, microanatomy and powerful cellular and animal models.
The proposed training for fellows at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley provides unique faculty expertise.
Trainees will gain knowledge in basic aging mechanisms, and age-related diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, cancer, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, sarcopenia and others. Trainees will gain skills in critical thinking to evaluate new research findings. In addition, trainees will receive instruction in written and verbal skills to enrich their publications, grant proposals, and oral presentations. Ongoing seminar series, basic science and clinical lectures, well-organized journal clubs, and research meetings will provide up-to-date information and intellectual cross-fertilization.
The primary home of the training program is the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, located in Novato, California. Postdoctoral trainees may work under the primary supervision of any Buck Institute faculty or selected faculty at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Stanford University or the University of California in Berkeley (UCB). The research will be conducted at the location of the primary preceptor. Please see the list below for eligible preceptors and apply directly to the preceptor.
Applicants should select a preceptor from the list below:
|Andersen, Julie A.||Professor||Buck Institutefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Artandi, Steven||Associate Professor||Stanford Universityemail@example.com|
|Christopher Benz||Professor||Buck Institutefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brand, Martin||Professor||Buck Instituteemail@example.com|
|Bredesen, Dale||Professor||Buck Institutefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brunet, Anne||Associate Professor||Stanford Universityemail@example.com|
|Campisi, Judy||Professor, Senior Scientist||Buck Institute, LBNL, PI of firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chang, Howard||Professor||Stanford Universityemail@example.com|
|Chen, Danica||Assistant Professor||UCBfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chua, Katrin||Assistant Professor||Stanford Universityemail@example.com|
|Conboy, Irina||Assistant Professor||UCBfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cooper, Priscilla||Senior Scientist||LBNLemail@example.com|
|Ellerby, Lisa||Associate Professor||Buck Institute, co-PI of firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gibson, Brad||Professor||Buck Instituteemail@example.com|
|Greenberg, David||Professor||Buck Institutefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Huang, Ting-Ting||Associate Professor||Stanford Universityemail@example.com|
|Hughes, Robert||Associate Professor||Buck Institutefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jagust, William (Bill)||Senior Scientist, Professor||LBNL, UCBemail@example.com|
|Jasper, Henri||Professor||Buck Institutefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kapahi, Pankaj||Associate Professor||Buck Instituteemail@example.com|
|Kaufer, Daniela||Associate Professor||UCBfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kennedy, Brian||Buck CEO and Professor||Buck Instituteemail@example.com|
|Kim, Stuart||Professor||Stanford Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lamba, Deepak||Assistant Professor||Buck Instituteemail@example.com|
|Lithgow, Gordon||Professor||Buck Institutefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|McMurray, Cynthia||Senior Scientist||LBNLemail@example.com|
|Melov, Simon||Associate Professor||Buck Institutefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ramanathan, Arvind||Assistant Professor||Buck Instituteemail@example.com|
|Rando, Thomas A.||Professor||Stanford Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tainer, John||Senior Scientist||LBNLemail@example.com|
|Zeng, Xianmin||Associate Professor||Buck Institutefirstname.lastname@example.org|
TO APPLY FOR A POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING SLOT
Individuals wishing to apply for a position on this training grant should contact a preceptor on the list -- send the preceptor a CV, cover letter, and a list of three references. The preceptor will then submit an application to the Training Program.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE CHOSEN ON THE BASIS OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
1) Quality as determined by publications, awards and recommendations, commitment to a career in basic aging and/or age-related disease research, and relevance of the training project to aging or age-related disease.
2) Collaborative projects between one or more preceptors, particularly inter-institutional projects, will be given special consideration.
3) As required by NIH, trainees must be US citizens or permanent residents. Please verify.