The Tri-Institutional MMPTP has been highly successful in recruiting outstanding trainees. To date, 31 trainees have completed the program: 25 at Duke, three at UNC-CH, two at NCSU, and one at both Duke and NCSU. Of these past trainees, two are governmental scientists, six are in industry, eight are academic research associates, one is a non-tenure track university laboratory administrator, and seven are tenure-track faculty members at research universities. Notably, three of our trainees have received K22 awards (Nielsen, Idnurm and Fortwendel). The following lists each trainee with his or her period of support, mentor, and current position.
Period of Support: 06/2004 - 05/2007 Mentor: William J. Steinbach, MD / John R. Perfect, MD Venue: Duke Number of MMPTP-Supported Publications: Seven Current Position: Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology; Dartmouth School of Medicine; Hanover, NH
Period of Support: 05/2004 - 10/2007 Mentor: Ralph Dean, PhD Venue: Duke Number of MMPTP-Supported Publications: Three Current Position: Sandia National Labs; Senior Technical Staff; Systems Biology, DOE; Albuquerque, NM
Period of Support: 07/2004 - 06/2006 Mentor: John Perfect, MD Venue: Duke
Number of MMPTP-Supported Publications: Seven Current Position: Associate Directory of Research Fellowships, DCRI; Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology); Chief of the Division of Quantitative Sciences; Duke University Medical Center; Durham, NC
Current Position: Scientific Review Officer at NIAID/NIH
The Tri-Institutional MMPTP has a proven record of recruiting outstanding trainees who have successfully launched careers as governmental and industry scientists, academic research associates and tenure-track faculty, among others.
Tri-Institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program (Tri-I MMPTP)
Box 3054 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 | Tel: 919 684 4008
MMPTP Fellows Meetings
Smaller Eukaryotes Meeting (3rd Thursday of each month, unless noted)
Meetings start at 5:45 PM at the NC Biotechnology Center, which is convenient to Duke and most readily reached via Highway 147 to the T.W. Alexander Dr. exit. The NC Biotech Center is just around the corner as you exit the highway (take a right turn off the exit ramp, then a left turn at the first stop light, and the NC Biotech Center is the building on your right, 15 T. W. Alexander Dr., RTP. In addition to two stellar talks, dinner is provided. Download meeting schedule [PDF 216KB]
EPIC Meetings (last Friday of each month)
The Eukaryotic Pathogens Investigators Club (EPIC) is a monthly, student-organized meeting that brings together scientists that focus on eukaryotic pathogens from multiple departments at Duke University, including Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Infectious Diseases, and Pediatrics. Meetings occur on the last Friday of each month from 10:30 - 11:30 am in MSRB 001 and feature two speakers, primarily students or post-docs, giving informal work-in-progress style presentations with questions and discussions highly encouraged.