This program for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees, directed by Dr. Marie-Françoise Chesselet, draws on the unique strength of a group of training faculty at UCLA to train young investigators in the basic aspects of neural repair. Recent years have seen tremendous progress in the understanding of the mechanisms of neuronal death and neural plasticity, leading to new perspectives for neural repair in the central nervous system. This program trains investigators to meet the challenges of the field in the next century. The program enrolls postdoctoral fellows and outstanding graduate students from the Interdepartmental Graduate Program for Neuroscience and other graduate programs at UCLA. The curriculum for predoctoral trainees in the Interdepartmental Graduate Program for Neuroscience includes training in broad areas of cellular, molecular and system neuroscience, specialized courses in neural repair, and exposure to relevant clinical situations.
Students with a primary interest in neural repair are selected for support at the end of the second quarter of their first year in the program. Students are exposed to interactions with a variety of faculty and students investigating the nervous system from many perspectives, both basic and clinical. These interactions occur in courses, seminars, activities organized by postdoctoral fellows or students, and the annual neuroscience student retreat.
Pre and Post-doctoral positions for training in the field of Neural Repair are available for a start date each year between July 1st and June 30th. Appointments will be made for one year only, with possibility of competitive renewal for a second year.
Please note that as per NIH regulations, applicants MUST be U.S citizen or permanent residents of the U.S. Applications from trainees in the process of applying for citizenship or residency will NOT be considered. Post-doctoral trainees cannot have more than two years of prior post-doctoral training. Trainees will be required to take a course in scientific ethics and to attend the weekly seminar on Neural Repair, Fridays 12-1, as well as other activities of the program.
Applications must be sent by the prospective mentor and include:
Completed applications should be sent to M-F Chesselet, MD, PhD, Program Director, B114 RNRC, 710 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 9005. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Chesselet firstname.lastname@example.org .
Postdoctoral Fellowships 
Originally created: 25 Sep 2009 Current author: System Admin