The mission of the VT-IMSD Program is to use developmental and experiential learning activities to support doctoral as well as undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups who want to pursue a Ph.D. and a research career in biomedical or behavioral fields in science or engineering.
VT-IMSD is supported by the National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. IMSD provides a minimum of 12 months of full financial support for students enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech. Students participate in hands-on, bench research projects under the supervision of a PI and are expected to participate in research lab activities up to 20 hr/week during the academic year and 40 hr/week during summer. Eighty-five percent of IMSD alumni have received a postdocs or a positions at Research 1 University.
Please read the IMSD Handbook 2011 (DOCX | 43KB) for further program description
Broad Research Areas Include:
Behavior Sciences (Developmental Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology)
Genomics including functional and comparative
Proteomics and More!
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