Translational Cancer Biology

Cancer Research Day The goal of the Cancer Biology Training Program (CBTP) is to provide an interdisciplinary training environment for predoctoral students who wish to pursue a career in cancer research.

CBTP faculty are members of the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, a matrix organization with an extensive range of cancer efforts and activities. Faculty preceptors represent the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Medical and Molecular Genetics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Surgery and Urology.

Ongoing NIH-, ACS- and DOD-funded research programs are focused in hematopoiesis and hematologic malignancies, experimental and developmental therapeutics, cancer prevention and control, and tumor microenvironment and metastasis.

The CBTP is designed to enhance the training received in any individual laboratory or department. Trainees are exposed to a broad range of cancer-related research encompassing both basic and clinical aspects of the disease. CBTP predoctoral students fulfill the requirements of their individual basic science departments and complete the cancer biology minor. Predoctoral CBTP trainees attend both a basic science and a clinical seminar series, co-sponsored by the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, and participate and present in the monthly meeting of trainees and in the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center's annual Cancer Research Day.

Support for training pre-doctoral students is provided by the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center and the DeVault Gift Estate. These CBTP stipends are available on a competitive basis for trainees conducting their research in the laboratory of a CBTP preceptor. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

For additional information about the Cancer Biology Training Program, please see the menu of options to the left. If questions remain, please contact Dr. Hari Nakshatri at or (317) 278-2238.

The application deadline is August 17, 2020.