The faculty of the Department of Cancer Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute welcome you to our new, integrative, postdoctoral training program in Cancer Chemical Biology and Metabolism (CCBM) — two synergistic and conceptually related research disciplines grounded in small molecule chemistry and biochemistry that are of growing importance for both basic and translational research.
The goals of this program are:
1) Provide training in a range of topics relevant to cancer chemical biology and metabolism such as preclinical cancer target validation, chemical screens, structure-based drug discovery, tumor metabolism, cross-talk between tumor and host metabolism, cellular bioenergetics and metabolomics, mechanistic biochemistry, proteomics and chemoproteomics, and animal tumor modelling.
2) Familiarize trainees with state-of-the-art technologies and approaches in chemical biology and metabolic science.
3) Train fellows to identify important questions and approaches that will move the field forward and provide translational opportunities to impact cancer treatment.
4) Provide trainees with opportunities to develop and enhance their grantsmanship and scientific communication skills.
5) Coach fellows on their paths to an independent career in science by implementing Individual Development Plans (IDPs), individual postdoctoral mentoring committees, and customized opportunities for trainees to acquire experience in mentoring, teaching depending on their career goals.
The research conducted at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center has led to substantial contributions in the field on oncology therapeutics, such as Gleevec, Iressa, Herceptin and Avastin.
To find out about applying to our training program, please contact Margaret_Thompson@dfci.harvard.edu