Education and Training

The Center for Autophagy Research provides a vibrant training atmosphere for graduate students and postdocs. Trainees with backgrounds in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, and structural biology come from throughout the U.S. and as far away as Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa.

Trainees work to decipher the molecular mechanisms and biological functions of the autophagy pathway using rigorous state-of-the-art experimental approaches. Trainees will participate in graduate student and postdoctoral coursework, Center for Autophagy Research-sponsored journal clubs and works-in-progress seminars, and campus-wide scientific conferences.

The Center provides training and access to state-of-the-art instrumentation in individual labs and through experts in the Core facilities. Faculty in the Center are committed to all aspects of mentoring, from science training to providing teaching and outreach activities to career development. Former trainees have successfully moved on to a wide variety of positions.