Programs and Training

Our faculty members participate in a number of predoctoral and postdoctoral training programs funded by the National Institutes of Health. We provide interdisciplinary training in three areas.

Our Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology program trains graduate students in research that aims to understand the complex interactions underlying human disease and how drugs can treat these diseases. Learn more about our program

Our program, funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, provides rigorous interdisciplinary predoctoral training in the fundamental mechanisms that control physiological and pathophysiological processes and drug action. Learn more about our program

Our program, funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), provides interdisciplinary training that maintains our historical strengths and takes advantage of our intellectual, educational, programmatic, and physical resources. Our goal is to train a new generation of scientists who can build the translational bridge between basic and clinical drug abuse research. Learn more about our program

At the predoctoral level, we provide training in pharmacology and systems biology; neuroscience; and molecular, cellular, biochemical and developmental sciences. We regularly host seminars, including a series on pharmacology and drug development, drug abuse research, and systems biology. Other department activities include research colloquia (called Works in Progress), in which faculty members present ongoing research for department laboratories, and a department retreat for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates.

Other Programs

The Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), an Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai initiative to enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce, is an important part of our dedication to training and mentoring and our commitment to diversity. Terry Ann Krulwich, PhD, has been the director since the program was introduced in 2000, funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The PREP program at the School of Medicine is the only one that has been continuously funded since the national PREP program began.

We host many summer students (high school and undergraduates) in our laboratories including two formal programs: Summer Research Training programs for Systems Biology, through the Systems Biology Center New York (SBCNY), and Summer Research Training programs for LINCS (Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures). We also offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the Coursera platform, supported in part by grants from SBCNY and LINCS. Tens of thousands of students have participated.