Ph.D. Training Program in Space Life Sciences, Texas A&M University – Applications Due February 15, 2010

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)-sponsored Ph.D. Training Program in Space Life Sciences at Texas A&M University (TAMU) is currently accepting applications for Fall 2010. Students participating in this program work toward a Ph.D. in Nutrition, Kinesiology or Nuclear Engineering (Health Physics), or a M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Students will focus their research on space environment-induced bone loss, muscle wasting, cosmic radiation damage and/or changes in metabolism. The Space Life Sciences graduate program at TAMU is designed with immersive components including: fundamental courses in space life sciences, individual research and an experiential component with work at Johnson Space Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory and/or University of Texas Medical Branch. All trainees participate in outreach by teaching elements of space life sciences in a K-12 setting.

To learn more about the program, please visit http://SLSGraduateProgram.tamu.edu. The deadline for submitting an application package is February 15, 2010.

For more information please contact:
Chelsea L. Bishop
Program Coordinator, Ph.D. Training Program in Space Life Sciences
Phone: 979-845-0850
E-mail: CLBishop (at) tamu.edu

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