Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program


Veterinarian Scientists


Applications for the Program require two components:

  • A nomination letter provided by an approved faculty trainer in whose laboratory the prospective trainee has rotated. The nomination letter should provide a brief description of the proposed thesis project, a statement of support and willingness to host the trainee, and a description of laboratory-based training activities (mentor meeting schedule, lab meetings, etc.) that will be provided to the trainee.
  • An application from the prospective trainee consisting of:
    • A letter of intent stating reasons for applying for support, career plans and goals, and a description of the proposed thesis project to be undertaken with the nominating faculty trainer.
    • An NIH biosketch or CV
    • A list of courses taken and grades received during the first fall semester in graduate school.

Faculty trainer nomination letters and student application materials should be submitted to Arla Hourigan, Applications will be accepted until May 15th annually. Applications are reviewed and ranked by the Comparative Medicine Training Program Executive Committee (Drs Craig Altier, Julia Felippe, John Parker, Colin Parrish, and Bettina Wagner).