Skeletal Disorders Training Program
The Skeletal Disorders Training Program (SDTP) is an NIH-funded T32 institutional training program available to PhD students, MD/PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.
The goal of the SDTP is to provide an interdisciplinary infrastructure to mentor and train the next generation of scientists and clinician-scientists in skeletal research. This program offers pre- and post-doctoral training in 5 broadly defined thematic areas:
- Metabolic and Local Regulation of the Skeleton
- Skeletal Immunology
- Tumor-Skeleton Interactions
- Genetics and Development of the Skeleton
- Skeletal Biomechanics and Repair
While the focus of the program is on molecular mechanisms of skeletal biology and diseases, many projects have strong translational components. Clinically-oriented research training opportunities are also offered. Most basic scientists in our mentor pool have collaborations with clinicians, offering opportunities to develop translational research projects.
Our 26 SDTP mentors represent 9 departments from 2 schools, offering a wide range of interdisciplinary training opportunities in musculoskeletal research.