BIG-TCR

Cancer and Artificial Intelligence Research


Predoctoral Fellowship Training Program


ANNOUNCEMENT: Call for CPRIT BIG-TCR Predoctoral Fellowship Applications in Cancer Research

The 2022 application cycle of CPRIT-funded Predoctoral Fellowship is currently open. Applications will be accepted through 11: 59pm CST, February 14, 2022.The selected candidates will be available for interview between February 23 and February 25, 2021.


Predoctoral Training Program:

The UTHealth BIG-TCR Training Program will support up to five BIG-TCR predoctoral fellows per year. Each trainee 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). The fellowship will cover graduate student tuition, stipends, fringe benefits, and provide a modest travel allowance. BIG-TCR predoctoral fellows will be appointed for one year with the possibility of renewal for up to two years, dependent upon their successful academic and research progress, participation in activities related to the BIG-TCR Training Program (e.g., enhancement activities, annual CPRIT retreat, journal club meetings), and competition among new applicants.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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

Eva Sevick, Ph.D., Professor, Nancy and Rich Kinder Distinguished Chair of Cardiovascular Disease Research, Institute of Molecular Medicine, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth at Houston

Hulin Wu, Ph.D., M.S., The Betty Wheless Trotter Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics & Data Science, School of Public Health, UTHealth at Houston

Jeffrey Chang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth at Houston

John Hagan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth at Houston

W. Jim Zheng, Ph.D., M.S., Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics, Director, the Data Science and Informatics Core for Cancer Research, School of Biomedical Informatics, UTHealth at Houston

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

"To Be Finalized"