Education & Outreach

Hematology and Vascular Biology Research Training

1) Hematology training grant (NIH T32) – students, postdocs, medical fellows

The T32 training program “Research Training in Hematology” represents a longstanding collaboration (over 15 years) between clinical and basic science departments on the University of Wisconsin campus. The training program focuses on two areas of hematology highly relevant to human disease. The first area of emphasis is vascular biology.  Trainers possess a broad array of expertise in cellular and molecular aspects of hemostasis, extracellular matrix biology, vasculogenesis/ angiogenesis, cellular mechanisms of inflammation, modeling of vessels and cell migration, and clinical hemophilic and thrombophilic states.

The second area of emphasis is in hematologic malignancy/stem cell biology, led by a prominent group of stem cell investigators. Expertise includes embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells, leukemic stem cells, epigenetic regulation of hematopoiesis, signaling pathways, mouse models of hematologic malignancies, clinical trials in lymphoma, tumor immunotherapy, and clinical stem cell applications in vascular and malignant disease. Training opportunities span basic and clinical investigation with an emphasis on translational research and multidisciplinary training. A mixture of predoctoral and both M.D. and Ph.D. post-doctoral candidates are appointed to maximize cross-fertilization between disciplines.  The grant supports two pre-doctoral trainees per year pursuing completion of a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree, and four postdoctoral trainees (M.D. or Ph.D.) per year for a minimum of two years substantive research training, augmented by appropriate career development skills.

2) Graduate and undergraduate research opportunities

3) Graduate student elective (CRB 640, Fundamentals of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology; Oncology)

4) Develop relationships with international institutions to host outstanding trainees for predoctoral and postdoctoral work.