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Message from the Chairs

Thomas Carroll, Ph.D.
Thomas Carroll, Ph.D.


Graduate School: Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin, 1992

Postdoctoral Training: Harvard University

The Mechanisms of Disease and Translational Science (MoDTS) Track’s specialized curriculum provides students with new opportunities to study human diseases at the interface between basic and clinical translational sciences. The primary goal of this curriculum is to create a new breed of Ph.D. translational scientists capable of targeting their research programs to address unmet therapeutic and diagnostic needs of the future.

We created a rigorous curriculum that includes basic science and clinical translational science didactic coursework, co-mentoring by basic and clinical scientists during students’ dissertation research, structured experiences in patient care and clinical research, and exposure to the opportunities and challenges of bridging basic and clinical sciences.

Thank you for your interest.