How to Apply

We seek trainees who are likely to pursue and succeed in academic careers in drug abuse research. All candidates will be expected to show a strong interest and evidence of commitment to drug abuse research, as well as an outstanding academic background. Postdoctoral research trainees can apply to individual investigators whose research is of interest to them.

Eligibility: Postdoctoral fellows who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with suitable research interests.

Period of appointment: A postdoctoral trainee is guaranteed two years of support (with an additional year based on need and availability) to ensure that sufficient time is available for significant research training and accomplishment.


Program Director

Dr. Lakshmi A. Devi is Professor of the Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Psychiatry and Neuroscience Departments. She is the Dean for Academic Development and Enrichment as well as Director of the Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Drug Abuse Research.

Program Co-Director

Dr. Yasmin L. Hurd is Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, and Neuroscience.  She is the Chief of the Center of Excellence in Mood and Motivation in the Brain Institute.  She also serves as Chair of the Minority Health Research Committee (MHRC). Dr. Hurd is the Director of the MSTP Program at Icahn School of Medicine.

Contact Us

Lakshmi A. Devi, PhD
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Tel: 212-241-8345

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