The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are partnering to provide a 2-year, structured curriculum for training post-doctoral engineers and biophysical or biomedical scientists to prepare them for leadership roles in academia and industry. This multidisciplinary team, led by Dr. Tzung Hsiai at UCLA, was awarded two NIH training grants in 2020, one from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and the other one from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
The UCLA/Caltech iTEAM program employs a co-mentorship model, and each post-doctoral scholar will have a primary mentor from enabling technologies and a co-mentor from medicine and/or industry. Post-doctoral scholars will work with their mentors to identify and track individualized research and training goals and milestones for the 2-year period.
The UCLA/Caltech Bioengineering training program is dedicated to training the next generation of engineers and biophysical and biomedical scientists. In this pursuit, our program is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity, and we welcome applicants with disabilities, from low SES backgrounds and from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.