Postdoctoral Programs

Postdoctoral research instruction is another major activity of the Brain Research Institute. Over 350 postdocs who hold the Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., D.V.M. degree, or the equivalent of one of these degrees, occupy institute members' laboratories. Training grants in several neuroscience fields provide research opportunities and support for postdoctoral fellows that are studying Neuroscience at UCLA. 

CTSI Training Program in Translational Science (TPTS)

The CTSI Training Program in Translational Science (formerly known as the UCLA K30 Program) was developed to provide clinicians with the necessary training to become successful patient-oriented investigators who can bridge molecular medicine and clinical research. 

This program has a curriculum that assists participants in preparing highly competitive:

  • Patient-oriented studies
  • K23 applications
  • NIH R01 grants in clinical research
  • Research papers for publication in prestigious general medical/scientific journals

For complete program details, click here.

Project Synapse

Project Synapse is a postdoctoral group sponsored by the UCLA Brain Research Institute that provides a strong network of collegues, career development workshops, and opportunities to participate in K-12 outreach and teaching activities. Project Synapse members participate in ongoing visits to local Los Angeles K-12 schools to teach and inspire interest in Neuroscience, higher education, and STEM careers. Monthly career development workshops include topices such as presentation and communication skills, time management, curriculum vitae tips, grant writing, leadership skills and more.

For more information, click here.

For information on the UCLA Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for Biomedical and Life Sciences, click here.

For information on the UCLA Society of Postdoctoral Scholars, click here.

For information about UCLA Postdoctoral Fellows, click here.