William H. Fleming, M.D. Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Genetics and of Therapeutic Radiology
This NIH funded Cellular, Molecular and Quantitative Biology Training Program (CMQBTP) is designed to provide training for graduate students interested in learning cell biological, molecular, genetic, biophysical, and biochemical principles from a rigorous and quantitative perspective. Practically, the program bridges the BQBS and MCGD graduate tracks and provides a second home for students primarily in the MBB and Cell Biology departments. The program provides training, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for students within a supportive environment that cultivates inclusivity, excellence, and leadership.
Why apply to the program?
Students are provided one-on-one mentorship with CMQBTP leadership and trainers in addition to peer-to-peer mentorship. We provide training, leadership, and sponsorship opportunities to attend meetings and participate in extramural training. We support you through every step of your graduate career and beyond.
The mission of the CMQBTP is to develop rigorously trained early-career scientists prepared to operate ethically as future leaders in biological and biomedical research-related careers. The CMQBTP will provide the highest-quality modern graduate training experience, equipping trainees with knowledge, technical, operational, and professional skills that transfer with ease into a vast array of opportunities in the complex interdisciplinary global biomedical workforce.
CMQBTP leaders and faculty believe that a diverse scientific workforce is critical to securing the future of preeminent scientific discovery in the United States. The CMQBTP has at its foundation a training and research environment that fosters a safe, diverse, equitable and inclusive learning culture. We actively recruit students from backgrounds underrepresented in science and work hard to ensure that all students feel supported and that they have a home in the CMQBTP.
We have designed a curriculum that teaches the basics of cellular and molecular biology from a rigorous quantitative perspective. Students that join our program should complete the following.
|Year 1||CBIO 602: Molecular Cell Biology
MBB 630: Methods and Logic in Molecular Biology
|Year 2||CBIO 801: A Practical Guide for Grant Writing|
|Year 3||Statistical Inference and Models in Molecular and Cellular Biology|
|Year 4||Inclusive mentoring training|
|Years 2-5||BBS 550b “Skill Development for Diverse Scientific Careers”|
The CMQBTP Research-in-Progress series provides a valuable and unique opportunity for students with diverse interests in cellular mechanisms to come together and become familiar with a variety of research projects. It also provides a valuable opportunity for students to develop their oral scientific communication skills.
CMQBTP students help organize and host a Retreat Symposium. This is a leadership opportunity where students can demonstrate and build organizational and management skills. Students will also play a role in choosing and ultimately hosting an outside speaker.
For students appointed to the training grant, we will provide $300/year of appointment to defray costs to attend a meeting of their choice.
For students that are appointed to the training grant and who have eligible child care expenses, the CMQBTP will provide up to $2500/year.
The CMQBTP has bought a collection of career advice books for the Yale Medical Library. These materials are catalogued as a "virtual" collection, and may be helpful to our trainees as informational content and as “paper mentors”. The titles in this collection can be pulled up by searching Orbis, the library catalog, for the phrase "Biomedical Sciences Careers Collection"