T32 Postdoctoral Program to Enrich Translation and Multimodal Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

The main goal of this T32 program is to provide a 2-year postdoctoral training experience, rich in multimodal neuroimaging, that focuses on three key research areas in Alzheimer’s disease and AD-related dementias (AD/ADRD):

[1] the biology of aging and neurodegeneration;

[2] data sciences, computational biology, statistics, mathematics, engineering, biophysics; and

[3] drug discovery and drug development disciplines.

            (see PAR-18-524, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/par-18-524.html)

The primary mission of this program is to promote the development of a diverse, translational research workforce capable of participating and/or leading cross-disciplinary team science relevant for the treatment and prevention of AD/ADRD. Most T32 faculty are within the MGH Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and/or Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

The scope of training extends across targeted coursework, didactic lectures, and a dedicated T32 lecture series.  The trainee will pursue a targeted research project under the mentorship of world-class scientists, physicians, and physician-scientists in the Harvard research community.  General training includes research conduct, diversity and inclusion, mentoring, and career development, in addition to manuscript and grant development activities.  T32 trainees within this program will acquire skills that enable the pursuit of innovative imaging technologies and simultaneous multimodal imaging paradigms, in the context of the 3 key AD/ADRD areas.  At the end of this T32 training, the trainee will be well positioned to pursue independent funding in translational AD-related research.

Basic Trainee Eligibility

  • PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or comparable doctoral degree (see NIH PAR-18-524) upon entering the program
  • The T32 mechanism can support national trainees who are either a U.S. citizens or permanent resident
  • Rolling Admission, 2-year individually-specialized training experience, 4 available slots
  • Our goal is to recruit a truly diverse T32 trainee pool that is richly representative of URM and women trainees