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T32 Signal Transduction Training Program

The now 10-year old Signal Transduction Training Program (STTP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago provides interdisciplinary predoctoral training in signal transduction, gene transcription and translation, and cellular endocrinology, with strong emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms that transduce signals and regulate cell, tissue and organismal development, and environmental and immunologic responses. The goal is the training of predoctoral candidates in broad aspects of signal transduction and cellular endocrinology to develop independent basic scientists and clinical investigators. An STTP theme for the past ten years is the promotion of training environment interactions between faculty researchers and programs that are using different experimental systems and approaches to understand signal transduction mechanisms at various levels of biological organization including molecular, cellular and integrative whole organism biology

The STTP crosses disciplinary, departmental and college lines, drawing upon the expertise of 34 faculty from six basic science departments (Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Biophysics, and Bioengineering), and four clinical sections (Hematology-Oncology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pulmonary and Critical care, and Urology), offering training opportunities in wide ranging problems in signal transduction, cellular endocrinology and allied areas using a broad spectrum of molecular, biochemical, physiologic, genetic, structural and animal model integrative biology approaches.

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More detailed information, including program history, organization and faculty, can be found on the Signal Transduction Training Program website. View Training Program Site.