Education & Training

Predoctoral Training Program

The Institute for Molecular Virology Training Program (IMVTP), which is supported from NIH T32 AI83196, will periodically put out a Call for Applications. The overarching research theme of the IMVTP is virus-host cell interactions, which encompasses 1) mechanisms of viral replication and restriction and 2) viral molecular pathogenesis.

The training fellowships begin immediately upon awarding for a period of one year. Based upon satisfactory progress, students may be eligible for annual renewal for up to 2 years.  Please check back for future openings.  Student eligibility rules:

  1. Preference will be given to students who have completed two years of graduate training and have a first-authored or co-authored research publication(s); students must have at least 12 months remaining toward completion of their Ph.D.  Dual degree students (i.e., D.D.S./Ph.D., D.V.M./Ph.D., J.D./Ph.D., and M.D./Ph.D.) are encouraged to apply.

  2. Students must be U.S. citizens or have a permanent visa.

  3. The student's research must be focused on problem relevant to the IMVTP research theme

IMVTP Training Information

IMVTP Training Application

Institute for Molecular Virology Training Program

The IMV Training Program (IMVTP) is supported by NIH grant T32 AI83196. The overarching research theme of the IMV training program is virus-host cell interactions, which encompasses 1) mechanisms of viral replication and restriction and 2) molecular pathogenesis.

IMVTP Fellows are expected to participate in all IMV activities, including the virology journal club, IMV Research-in-Progress, IMV Innovations in Virus Research Lecture Series, UMN-Mayo Distinguished Lectures in Virology & Gene Therapy, and the annual IMV Symposium.

Online resources that IMVTP Fellows meet to discuss include:

  1. This Week in Virology (TWiV) podcast
  2. Virology 101
  3. Virology – Biology W3310/4310

For further information on the IMV Training Program, please contact virology@umn.edu.

IMV investigators participate as training faculty in the following PhD programs: