Neuroscience student Brian Lee, who is co-mentored by Drs. Jeremy McIntyre and Abisambra, was appointed to the the NIH-funded Training Program in Chemosensory Sciences.
Directed by Dr. Steve Munger, this Training Program in Chemosensory Science (TCPS) is an NIH-supported pre-doctoral training program that prepares trainees for careers focused on the science of smell, taste and flavor in academia, industry and the public sector. Graduate students in five UF doctoral programs across three different UF Colleges (Medicine, Agriculture and Arts and Sciences) are eligible to train with TPCS faculty. In addition to receiving up to two years of funding for their graduate research, students receive a host of training opportunities.
Training opportunities include:
- Mentorship from world-leading chemical senses scientists.
- Research in state-of-the-art laboratories using cutting-edge technologies and approaches.
- Interactions with visiting smell and taste scientists.
- Dedicated lecture and team-based courses in sensory biology, chemosensation, translational science, research ethics and grant writing.
- A unique, fully-funded “non-academic” internship with partners in the food/flavor/beverage industry or in technology transfer.