Biotechnology PhD Training Program




We require all BTPers to organize their laboratory planning, note taking and data collection using the Electronic Notebook-like Open Science Framework ‘Lab Example’ (sharing with thesis advisor and committee), and to complete:
- ‘Essentials of Translational Science’ (CELL 8401). Below are course elements (see background):

  1.     Research integrity/reproducibility (COS)

  2.     Patents

  3.     Drug Pricing

  4.     Intellectual Property

  5.     FDA History

  6.     Commercialization/Entrepreneurship

  7.     Scientist as an Entrepreneur

  8.     Ethics

  9.     Regulatory Authority of FDA

  10.     Translational Science on Grounds

- ‘Basics of Study Design and Practical Statistics’ (BIMS 8380)*, not required if BIMS 8382 has been successfully completed.

‘Research Ethics’ (BIMS 7100).  Note that Research Ethics retraining is required every four years.

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Effective Science Writing for Grants and Fellowships (CELL 8450) in the Fall of your second year, and that you submit your written proposal to an external funding agency (partial list): NIH F31, NSF GRFP, AHA.  Agencies with emphasis on diversity: Ford Foundation, UNCF/Merck.

- By participating in
BTP Journal Clubs, you complete ‘Biotechnology Research Seminar’ (BIMS 8191/8192)

- The required 2 - 3 month BTP company
externship is credited as ‘Biotechnology Industrial Externship’ (BIMS 8193/8194)

More information may be obtained in the
BTP Handbook.