University of Akron
Integrated Bioscience Fellowship
The Integrated Bioscience program is a unique interdisciplinary program where biology is at the interface of research that cuts across traditional departmental boundaries. The program is specifically designed so that PhD students work in interdisciplinary teams from the inception of their studies, both learning how to work and communicate with colleagues across an array of disciplines. Research areas in this program include Biogeochemistry and Environmental Bioscience, Biological Materials, Biomimicry, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Science and Bioengineering.
Faculty Contact at Cleveland Clinic:
Vinod Labhasetwar, PhD
Participating Cleveland Clinic Faculty
|Kathleen Berkner, PhD||John Crabb, PhD||Margot Damaser, PhD|
|Kathleen Derwin, PhD||Vinod Labhasetwar, PhD||Xiaoxia Li, PhD|
|Feng Lin, PhD||Keith McCrae, MD||Diane Perez, PhD|
|Jonathan Smith, PhD||Dennis Stuehr, PhD||Bin Zhang, PhD|
How to Apply
Interested students should apply for admission to the desired program through Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University or the University of Akron. After university acceptance, students can be considered for the opportunity to conduct PhD research work at Cleveland Clinic with a Cleveland Clinic faculty advisor.
Support for Students
PhD students who have been accepted into the university degree programs, and have arranged to work with advisors at the Cleveland Clinic, are supported financially during their graduate studies with a research assistantship. The assistantship usually provides full tuition and a student stipend. Financial support for students is partially funded by the mentor as well as funds dedicated for graduate education. Stipends vary with university program. Specifics may be obtained from the following LRI graduate program directors:
- Case Western Reserve University: Dr. Jonathan Smith
- Cleveland State University: Dr. Christine Moravec
- Kent State University: Dr. Tara DeSilva
- University of Akron: Dr. Christine Moravec
Graduate Student Awards
Lerner Research Institute provides awards to recognize outstanding junior scientists, such as the F. Merlin Bumpus Junior Investigator Awards, presented at the annual Cleveland Clinic Research Day, and Graduate Student Awards for Excellence. Awardees receive cash prizes and institute recognition for their achievements.
Connect with Us
The Lerner Postdoctoral Association and Alumni Network on LinkedIn is a group of current and former postdoctoral fellows, research associates and graduate students at Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. We share opportunities for career development, networking and highlighting our scientific achievements.