of Medicine has received $1 million over five years from the
National Institutes of Health for a new, interdisciplinary biotechnology
training program. The University-wide program will give doctoral
students the chance to work with leading scientists in an academic
and industrial setting. It will also fill a local, statewide and
national need for a new generation of scientists capable of translating
biological, chemical and engineering principles into technological
discoveries, said program director Gordon Laurie.
companies want well-trained students, and our program will give
students both the research skills and an understanding of the
industrial culture" through externships in industrial research
and product development, he said.
more on the program, go to http://www.med.virginia.edu/ed-programs/gpo/biotech