Training Programs

Undergraduate Students

Summer Research Program for Undergraduates

During the summer, junior or non-graduating senior college students interested in studying gene-environment interactions and their impact in human diseases can work for 9 weeks under the supervision of distinguished faculty from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC).

Graduate Students

Training Program In Gene-Environment Interaction

This is a unique, interdisciplinary program for graduate students pursuing PhD or MD/PhD degrees at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) schools or at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) with a strong interest in multi-disciplinary re­search projects designed to study genetic variation and environmental exposure, and the effects of these interactions on human health. The program, generously supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, is a collaboration between UTHealth, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Baylor College of Medicine.

Training Program in Pharmacological Sciences

This interdisciplinary Training Program in Pharmacological Sciences (TPS) is designed to train leaders for academia, biotechnology/industrial firms, and regulatory agencies who will develop innovations, approaches, and new strategies for drug development and accelerate the rate of bringing new therapeutics to the market.  The training program is unique in several ways: (1) it spans the entire range of drug development from initial target identification and validation through Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval; (2) it is led by Dr. John F. Hancock and a leadership team with extensive, first-hand experience in the pharmaceutical industry as well as academia;  (3) it introduces a systems biology approach to achieve efficacy and safety by identifying and selectively modulating relevant pathways, rather than individual targets, and addresses all major phases of the drug development process; and (4) it includes analyses of major successes and failures in the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory agencies.

This program is managed by the Keck Center of the Gulf Coast Consortia.  For more information, click here.