Open to all* PhD students from science and engineering departments at UVa, including mentor labs not currently listed.  Download presentation. 
  Mission: (i) most importantly to learn how to become exceptional scientists, (ii) experience 2 - 3 months of industrial science without targeting, and (iii) promote synergy among disciplines through Journal Clubs/Data Sessions, Seminars and Symposia. 
     BTP support is for two years after which mentor grants take over.
    Facts: Since 2000, 61 students have trained or are currently training in the BTP from home departments in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Systems Engineering. Among alumni, three are now company Directors (GSK, Amgen & Spectranectics), one a company CEO (FlowJo), two are Associate Professors, three Assistant Professors and one Adjunct.  Others are Group Leaders or Senior Scientists. One is an NSF Deputy Director. Some are currently training as postdocs.  The BTP is one of 18 NIGMS supported BTPs nationwide and the only one in Virginia.
      The BTP welcomes applications from underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities.
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*US citizen or green card (NIH guidelines)  
NIH grant 5T32 GM008715-15



Biotechnology Training Program at the University of Virginia

Open to all UVa Science PhD Students*

Synergy Among Disciplines

Required Company Externship

Support for Two Years

*US citizen, green card; apply before arrival at UVa, or as a 1st or 2nd yr PhD student; Early May deadlineBIMS ‘nomination’ form also needed.


  1. -BTP Seminar with Julie Champion (Georgia Tech) 2/20/15

  2. -Potluck BTP New Student Lunch rescheduled to 3.6.15 with externship talks & Gordon Laurie lacritin talk

  3. - BTP Journal Club/Research in Progress 3.13.15

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