Adriana L. Ponton-Almodovar, a graduate student in the Horibata lab, has been awarded a competitive two-year fellowship on behalf of the Integrative Pharmacological Sciences Training Program (IPSTP/T32).
The IPSTP is an interdisciplinary training program, available to Ph.D. students in seven Ph.D. programs: Pharmacology & Toxicology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Neuroscience, and Physiology. Students will focus on study in two unique areas of research, in vivo pharmacology approaches and drug discovery. Trainees choose a research mentor from among 45 training faculty in the seven participating programs. The program prepares graduate students for a successful research career as a pharmacological science professional. State of the art research facilities are available to all trainees. General core facilities include those for Flow Cytometry, Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics, Mass Spectrometry, Proteomics and Electron & Confocal Microscopy. Drug discovery cores include: Assay Development and Drug Repurposing – (i.e. high throughput screening), Molecular Interactions Core, Medicinal Chemistry, and the In Vivo Facility for animal model work.