Sponsored Training Programs
Howard Schneiderman Interdisciplinary Program in Learning and Memory
The program’s goal is to train the next generation of innovative leaders in neuroscience by empowering them with the skills, knowledge, and team science core values necessary to comprehensively understand the neural basis of learning and memory.
Epilepsy Research Training Program
The Epilepsy Research Training Program provides graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with a broad basic, translational and clinical understanding of Epilepsy.
Training Program in Substance Use Disorders
The goal of the Training Program is to train the next generation of innovative researchers in the field of addiction neuroscience by leveraging the exceptional strength in neuroscience at UCI, and the new centers focused on addiction research, to provide an educational and research experience that will position trainees as new leaders in the field.
Training in the Neurobiology of Aging
This training program emphasizes preparation and instruction in molecular and quantitative approaches to the elucidation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of age-related neurodegeneration, brain plasticity during aging, and age-related changes in learning and memory.
Training in Translational Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroscience
The REC training program aims to generate the next cutting-edge, innovative and collaborative generation of ADRD researchers. The underlying educational principle is to provide foundational training (e.g., professional skills, learning to mentor, basics of ADRD) and build on this with mentoring in a team science collaborative environment that will facilitate bench to clinic research.
Interdisciplinary Training Program in Hearing Research
This grant supports graduate students and postdoctoral fellows training in interdisciplinary hearing research. The training program encourages interdisciplinary participation in all CHR activities (seminars, journal clubs, annual conferences) through oral and poster presentations to scientifically diverse audiences of basic and clinical scientists.
Visual Sciences Training Program
This Training Grant is organized according to four major vision science research themes: (a) Retinal Development and Function; (b) Retinal Disorders: Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD); (c) Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology of Eye Diseases; and (d) Genetics, Physiology, and Epidemiology of Eye Diseases. These themes, involving groups of collaborating faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows, provide a natural way to organize the training program. In addition, there is a strong translational theme focused on therapeutic discovery that is an important aspect of all four research clusters.
Training Program in Neuroimmunology
The Neuroimmunology Training Program (NITP) at UCI seeks to develop and train the next generation of researchers in both fields with a cross-disciplinary approach focused on the interplay between the immune and nervous systems during disease. The NITP will provide an outstanding opportunity for trainees in the areas of critical human diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, spinal cord injury, and viral encephalopathies.
Training Program in Stem Cell Translational Medicine for Neurological Disorders
The goal of the Training Program in Stem Cell Translational Medicine for Neurological Disorders is to provide opportunities for graduate student trainees to perform translational "bench" research that could treat human neurological disease and injury.
Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology
The goal of UCI's MCSB program is to provide students from a variety of educational backgrounds with Ph.D. training suitable for research careers in the nascent field of Systems Biology. The program emphasizes in-depth classroom study, interdisciplinary research rotations, and individualized advising.