ANNOUNCEMENT: January 14, 2022 - The UTHealth Biomedical Informatics, Genomics and Translational Cancer Research Training Program (BIG-TCR) has been generously funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT, RP210045). The application cycle of predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship is now open to all six schools of UTHealth.

Our mission is to train the next-generation researchers and leaders in the field of cancer research, by providing a highly interactive, innovative, and interdisciplinary training environment and leveraging UTHealth’s top notch research programs in cancer biology, stem cell biology, pharmacology and drug discovery, genomics and other omics, data science and artificial intelligence, clinical informatics, and translational medicine.

Awarded trainees will receive interdisciplinary competency training synergized with the discipline-based curriculum of each school. Trainees will be supervised by two mentors, with one mentor specialized in the biomedical informatics and genomics (BIG) area, while the other mentor in translational or basic cancer research (TCR)). BIG-TCR trainees will be appointed for one year with the possibility of renewal for up to two years, dependent upon their successful research and academic progress, participation in activities related to the BIG-TCR Training Program, and competition among new applicants.

Please check the “Application Information” on the website for more details.

Application deadline: Monday, February 14, 2022. The selected candidates will be available for interview between February 23 and February 25, 2022. Fellowships will start on April 1, 2022.

BIG-TCR training program is led by:

Zhongming Zhao, Ph.D., M.S., Chair Professor for Precision Health, Director, Center for Precision Health and UTHealth Cancer Genomics Center, School of Biomedical Informatics, UTHealth at Houston

Balveen Kaur, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair Research, Department of Neurosurgery, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth at Houston