Laboratory Opportunities2023-09-21T14:41:17+00:00

Laboratory Opportunities

Graduate / Pre-Doctoral Student Opportunities

Are you interested in a University of Pittsburgh graduate program with Dr. Badylak as your Primary Mentor/Thesis Advisor? Dr. Badylak typically takes 1-2 new students each year. Dr. Badylak’s graduate students have historically entered the laboratory through:

  • a PhD program in the Department of Bioengineering;
  • a PhD program in the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (IBGP) under the Cellular Molecular Pathology track (CMP); or
  • a dual MD/PhD program in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).

Directed Research (Summer Term)

Dr. Badylak provides summer research opportunities for 5 – 10 students each year. Eligible students do not need to attend the University of Pittsburgh, and include undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Each student is typically assigned to work on 2 – 3 different projects and is partnered with a laboratory mentor (research assistant professor, postdoctoral fellow, or senior graduate student) for each project. Throughout the research experience (i.e. internship), each student meets regularly with Dr. Badylak and is expected to provide weekly research updates and present a final report in an oral presentation at a laboratory meeting. Next step? Letters of interest for participation in a summer research experience should be received no later than February 15th. Information regarding dates of availability, particular research areas of interest, and a current resume should be provided to Dr. Badylak’s attention c/o David Negron. David responds to each inquiry by scheduling a 15-20 minute interview with Dr. Badylak. Face-to-face interviews are preferred over phone interviews but for students who are not local, Zoom interviews are acceptable.

Laboratory Research Rotation Opportunities

Have you been accepted into a University of Pittsburgh graduate program requiring a laboratory research rotation? Dr. Badylak hosts graduate students from the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (IBGP) in the Cellular and Molecular Pathology track (CMP), the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP), and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). Rotations follow individual program curriculum; typical duration is 3 months.

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