The amyloid plaque indicator fluor, thioflavin T (shown in orange), intercalated between beta sheets of the protein, beta-2-microglobulin. Image from the Miranker lab.
Students in this track, irrespective of their choice of direction, are expected to meet rigorous standards in their course work, qualifying exams and research. Our mission is to impart to these young men and women the intellectual and practical skills needed to engage molecular mechanisms at the highest level. It is our goal to develop our students¹ independence, creativity and rigor, while fostering their adventurousness. These are the attributes that will propel our trainees to be future leaders in the field.