About the Program

Program design and philosophy:

In summary, a course of study has been designed whose specific goal is to introduce trainees to a series of rigorous exercises in problem solving from the perspective of cell and molecular biology. Minimally, the trainees are exposed to important new areas of investigation and are given the opportunity to see complex techniques "demystified." In addition, at a time when young investigators are increasingly drawn to technology-oriented approaches, the program plays an important role by demonstrating that methodology is simply a set of tools. Rather, efforts focus on helping trainees realize that clarity of thought and creativity remain the most difficult and important skills to acquire. Of course, no program can transform an individual into a successful scientist. However, for the properly motivated, this program offers trainees an opportunity to be taken under the collective wing of a group of dedicated scientists who both educate and spark desire.

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