CVM Graduate Programs
What's Inside

Research at the CVM


College Links









Make a Gift box

  Home > Training Opportunities in Research > Comparative Medicine and Pathology Training Grant

Comparative Medicine and Pathology Training Grant

Comparative Medicine and Pathology Training Grant General Information
A three-year postdoctoral training program supported by the National Institutes of Health

Goal: To provide state-of-the-art research training to veterinarians

Focus: Comparative biomedical sciences and molecular mechanisms focused on animal models of human disease. Graduates will get the advanced training they need for a career as an independent investigator in a research university or as a research team leader in industry.

Prerequisites: D.V.M. or foreign equivalent and U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status

Contact: Dr. Cathy S. Carlson, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, at 612-625-7717 or

Application deadline: December 15

Postdoctoral Training Program in Comparative Medicine and Pathology

The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota is now accepting applications from veterinarians seeking state-of-the-art research training in an NIH postdoctoral training program. The goal of this program is to provide students with sufficient broad based knowledge, quality communication skills, and advanced research training essential for a career as an independent investigator. The faculty mentors in the program represent a diverse group of disciplines including pharmacology, cell biology, infectious disease, neurobiology, physiology, genetics, and molecular biology. Additional information on these programs may be found at Trainees who do not already hold a PhD degree will be strongly encouraged to pursue a PhD degree in the Comparative Molecular Biosciences (CMB) graduate program. Selection criteria will include the following: 1) academic credentials and performance during veterinary school and clinical training/residency (if applicable); 2) strong interest in research and a desire for a career in academic veterinary medicine; and 3) desirable personal characteristics including integrity, perseverance, and communications skills. Appropriate applicants include individuals who have completed a residency program and/or PhD degree as well as recent DVM graduates and individuals with veterinary practice experience who desire a career in research. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent foreign degree by start date and must be a U.S. citizen or non citizen national.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, statement of research experience including short and long term goals, university-certified veterinary college transcript, and GRE scores (if available); and should request that letters of reference from three individuals who are knowledgeable regarding the applicant’s academic performance and suitability for the program be sent to:

Dr. Cathy Carlson
Department of Veterinary Population Medicine
University of Minnesota
1988 Fitch Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone 612-625-7717
FAX 612-624-3934

Application deadline: December 15 for individuals planning to pursue a PhD degree; applications accepted on a continuous basis for individuals who already have a PhD degree and are seeking postdoctoral research training.
Desired start date: July 1 or later
Date of Notification: March 1

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


Notice of Privacy Practices