This proposal seeks support for a training program at the Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) at Johns Hopkins University. The goal is to train predoctoral students to carry out biomedical research using the tools of Chemistry and Biology. The Program is a collaborative effort between faculty in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Bloomberg School of Public Health) and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences (School of Medicine), with their colleagues in the Biology and Chemistry Departments (Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts &Sciences). Student participants will have a diverse array of research projects including synthesis, mechanism, enzymology, molecular imaging, and biomacromolecular structure to choose from in 26 research groups. The students will receive coursework training in the biological and chemical sciences, including a two-semester course in Chemical Biology designed especially for the Program, but open to all Johns Hopkins University students. Other aspects of the CBI Program include CBI Forum where students will present literature seminars, defend original research proposals, and defend their theses, as well as an Annual Retreat. The CBI Program was initiated in fall 2005 using funding from the University and will consist of 6 students in fall 2006. Support is requested to support 4 graduate students, increasing to 6 students in year 3, as the momentum of the Program increases. An extensive network of support in the form of advising and mentoring is in place to maximize the students'success. Relevance: The roles of chemistry and biology in basic and applied biomedical research are of paramount importance. There is a rapidly increasing need for scientists who can traverse both fields of science. The CBI Program at Johns Hopkins University will train scientists with this ability.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32GM080189-04
Application #
8094455
Study Section
National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group (BRT)
Program Officer
Fabian, Miles
Project Start
2008-07-01
Project End
2013-06-30
Budget Start
2011-07-01
Budget End
2012-06-30
Support Year
4
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$220,940
Indirect Cost
Name
Johns Hopkins University
Department
Chemistry
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
001910777
City
Baltimore
State
MD
Country
United States
Zip Code
21218
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