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.

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.

Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutics

Our Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutics 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

Predoctoral Integrated Training Program in Pharmacological Sciences

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

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. The program was introduced in 2000, funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, with Eric A. Sobie, as the then director, now led by Drs. Kirk Campbell and Jamilia Sly. 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, undergraduates and post-bac) in our laboratories including two formal programs: Summer Research Training programs for Systems Biology, through the Systems Biology Center New York (SBCNY), and the BD2K-LINCS Data Coordination and Integration Center’s Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science. We also offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the Coursera platform, supported in part by grants from SBCNY and the BD2K-LINCS Data Coordination and Integration Center. Hundreds of thousands of students have participated.