Each GTBioMAT trainee must meet the following requirements. These requirements are in addition to any other PhD program requirements of your department/program and are compatible with PhD programs in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering. Click to view requirements.
The Rational Design of Biomaterials Course and Lab are the capstone courses for this training program. These classes teach the practical aspects of rational design and synthesis of Biomaterials. The lab gives trainees the skills synthesize and bioconjugate novel polymers.
GTBioMAT trainees conduct two paid, semester-long laboratory rotations – one with a focus on material synthesis and characterization, another with a focus on clinical applications. The rotations provide training and perspective in Biomaterials research before trainees select a thesis research project and mentor.
GRADUATE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The goal of the Graduate Leadership Program is to produce leaders who are not only excellent scientists, but also are self-aware, confident, and affirmatively choose to be agents of positive change. The program consists of a weekend-long leadership development retreat in the Fall and follow-up sessions throughout the academic year. Trainees partake in a series of activities to expand their understanding of leadership, values, and personal development. Other activities focus on community building and assist in the development of personal and group action plans. View the GLP Website
Trainees select practicing clinicians with whom they would like to meet to discuss research and get valuable clinical insight. The interactions this forum provides are unparalleled by other seminars/activities on campus. The intimate setting allows for open communication between trainees and clinicians and provides opportunities to get individualized attention.