Student Mentoring

The Caligiuri lab remains strongly committed to the mentoring of MD, MD-PhD, and PhD students interested in basic discovery and translation into the clinic. We feel this theme of basic discovery and "translational" research, is our strength and we will actively seek students and postdoctoral fellows interested in the career track.

We believe that our success in this area of mentoring is noteworthy.  Our MD-PhD graduates from the laboratory have had outstanding opportunities to pursue clinical training at strong clinical programs: Brown University (1), Ohio State University (1), Washington University (2), Yale (1), St. Jude's Cancer Institute (1).  Two are currently on faculty as Assistant Professors.

We have worked very hard to place our students in the best clinical training programs. Over 80 students (high school, undergraduate, medical school, graduate school, and postdoctoral fellows) have trained in the laboratory for at least one year, many are now continuing their training at highly reputable institutions, while others are assistant or associate professors at institutions throughout the world.

A Very Special Thank You

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the kind and generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wells.  Each summer, since 1998, the Wells family has provided support for student research positions in our lab.  The interns are undergraduate students, from universities across the US, with a strong interest in pursuing graduate study in medicine or the biomedical sciences.  

Past Student Accomplishments:

Over 50 university, state, national, or international awards received by our students while in the Caligiuri laboratory
  • 8 K-award NIH training grants
  • 2 Howard Hughes Medical Student Fellowships
  • Huang Prize in Immunology (International/AAI)
  • 2 Lady Tata Leukemia Research Award (International)
  • General Motors Junior Faculty Research Award in Cancer
  • American Medical Women's Association Carroll L. Birch Award
  • 1 OSU Truman Scholar award

Dr. Caligiuri has been the Primary Mentor on K08 or K23 physician-scientist awards and one Cure for Lymphoma Award, totaling over $2.2 million in funding. No graduate or postdoctoral student leaves our laboratory without having competed for a real peer-reviewed federal grant.

Future Mentoring

We plan to continue to seek MD-PhD candidates, select PhD candidates, and postdoctoral fellows who are committed to taking basic science discovery into the clinic.

Mentoring is at the heart of the Caligiuri laboratory. We judge our success by the quality and quantity of student publications, the success with grant applications, and the subsequent training and job opportunities that we are able to create for our students.

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