Basic Science Research Track

Basic Science Research Scientist (3-4 years)

UCSF has an international reputation for excellence in research and in training of graduate students and postgraduate scholars. Fellows in the Nephrology Training Program enjoy an unparalleled opportunity to participate in this extraordinary environment.

The goal of the basic science research program is to provide comprehensive training for a successful career as a physician-scientist in academic medicine through both basic science courses and laboratory research.

Numerous research opportunities are available within the Division of Nephrology and in other Divisions and Departments at UCSF. Major areas of research include tubule molecular physiology and cell biology; renal immunology; human genetics in nephrology; renal injury, metabolism, and fibrosis; and renal development and stem cell biology. Additional research opportunities are available to work in basic science laboratories at UCSF to become skilled in techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry, cell physiology, and immunology. The "Molecular Medicine in Nephrologyā€¯ program provides selected bench-research physician-scientist fellows $40,000 funding to support their research. Visit Basic and Translational research for more information on basic science research in nephrology at UCSF.

Basic Research Training, Facilities, and Resources

Formal didactic training and education is available through the Biomedical Sciences Program at UCSF. Coursework includes ethics and responsible conduct of research, cell biology, and basic science journal club. Additional coursework may be designated by the fellow's mentor and/or research committee.

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UCSF has a NIH T32 training grant (first funded in 1976) that provides salary support during the research portion of the fellowship program. Many fellows have also completed successfully for extramural funding from outsides sources such as the NIH, National Kidney Foundation (NKF), the American Heart Association (AHA) and others.

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