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T32 Comparative Biomedical Research Training Program

Program Overview

The T32 Comparative Biomedical Research Training (CBRT) Program at Texas A&M University has been a successful program for over a decade. The program continues to be refined in response to the national need for Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs) with expertise in cutting-edge biomedical research skills.

The mission of the CBRT is to provide trainees with expertise that prepares them to adapt to emerging technologies to solve biomedical and health-related problems. The group of research mentors include more than 30 participating faculty across the Schools of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), Medicine, and Public Health, and the Colleges of Agriculture & Life Sciences and Arts & Sciences. Thus, prospective CBRT trainees have a broad range of research options.

Program Benefits

Selected CBRT trainees will be paid at National Institutes of Health (NIH) approved trainee salaries for post-doctoral fellows commensurate with years of experience. The program also covers tuition, fees, and health insurance (including family members) and provides funds to cover travel to national and international professional meetings.

Short-term externship training at other institutions is supported as part of the training enrichment program. Trainees also participate in multiple graduate training enrichment programs to improve grantsmanship and writing skills available through the VMBS Office of Research & Graduate Studies.

More Information

  • CBRT candidates are strongly encouraged to communicate with the program director early in the application process to help identify potential mentors.
  • For a complete degree program description, please visit the Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) Graduate Program Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) webpage.
  • To graduate with a PhD, trainees must present their research at professional meetings and publish their findings in a minimum of two peer-reviewed journals.

Program Eligibility

  • United States citizens and permanent residents with a DVM or equivalent degree can apply.

Program Administration

To Apply

  • For additional information regarding program eligibility and the application process, please contact Eleni Vonda (