The Vision Science Training grant at Washington University in St. Louis (T32 EY013360) trains pre- and postdoctoral scientists in the broad area of Vision Research
Students are drawn from graduate and postdoctoral programs in Biochemistry, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Human Statistical Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics & Genomics, Microbiology & Microbial Pathogenesis, and Neurosciences.
The training program is delivered by 32 mentors, 22 of whom have NEI funding, studying nearly all aspects of ocular function and pathology.
Trainees participate in the rich environment of seminars, advanced courses, honorary lectures, journal clubs, and retreats offered at Washington University.
The training program supports one postdoctoral trainee for a year and three graduate students for up to three years.
The overall goal of the program is to attract a cadre of gifted, well-trained biomedical scientists to careers in vision research.