The Interdisciplinary Training in Vision Science (ITVS) program is now part of the DBBS interdisciplinary research pathways and is available to graduate students with eligibility from multiple Ph.D. programs relevant to Vision Science (Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Computational and Systems Biology, Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology, Human and Statistical Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, and Neuroscience). This pathway is also open to MSTP students. Clear opportunities for translational research abound as a broad array of advanced methods have transformed our understanding of the visual system and many blinding diseases continue to lack effective treatments.
We recently revamped the ITVS program linking it in with our T32 training grant
The new ITVS program is layered above the traditional Ph.D. programs and supports students focusing on four areas:
- Additional Course Work Combining Theory and Practice.
- Interdisciplinary Training.
- Building Professional Skills to Sustain a Career in Science.
ITVS Program Summary – Program will last two years
|Parent Ph.D. Programs |
Training Years 1-2
|Pre-Requisite Courses||DBBS-Wide Courses |
|ITVS Program |
Training Years 2-4
|ITVS Courses||Biology and Pathology of the Visual System (Fall 2023 ) |
Advanced Methods in Vision Science
Translation in the Visual System
|Interdisciplinary Research||Interdisciplinary Thesis Committee|
|Professional Skills||Mentoring Junior ITVS Students |
Annual ITVS Lecture
Individual Development Plan
Dinners with ITVS Faculty
Membership of this program is required to apply for funding from the T32 training grant
To apply; please complete this online form
Any questions, please contact Donna Mackay firstname.lastname@example.org