to Apply to the Cellular Neurobiology Training Grant
potential applicants to the Program will be Ph.D.s or
M.D.s who exhibit unusual potential and commitment to
establishing productive careers in neurobiology research,
as judged by academic records, examination scores, published
research, letters of recommendation, personal interviews,
description of areas of interest, and lab experience.
Those interested in the Program should submit a letter
of application along with copies of academic records,
publications or papers in press, and names and addresses
(with e-mail address) of at least two established scientists
who know well the candidate and his/her work. One of
these will normally be the Ph.D. mentor. This should
be sent to Dr. Thomas O'Dell Director, Training Program
in Cellular Neurobiology, Department of Physiology,
C8-121 CHS, Box 951751, David Geffen School
of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1751.
It is extremely helpful if the candidate knows with
whom on the training faculty he/she would like to work,
and has the support of that faculty member at the time
of traineeship assignment. Hence anyone interested in
the Program is urged to contact potential training mentors
directly to explore mutual interests.
Selection of candidates is done in the fall and in the
spring. Candidates can apply at any time, indicating
when they will be available.
Predoctoral traineeships are not available through the
NIH-funded Program at this time. However, Ph.D. training
is an important part of the Program. Candidates interested
in obtaining their Ph.D.s with faculty in the Cellular
Neurobiology Training Program should apply either through
the relevant department, the Interdepartmental Ph.D.
Program in Neuroscience, or the ACCESS Program in Biomedical
Sciences. Links to the Neurosciences IDP and ACCESS
programs are indicated below.