Biotechnology Training for Translational Research and Beyond
Since the early 1990s, the Biotechnology Program has developed graduate training programs in emerging technologies that are focused on translational research and entrepreneurship. In 1997, the Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology became the formal degree program by which key elements of Biotech Program graduate student training would be institutionalized, including familiarity with platform technologies (cloning, DNA sequencing, bioprocessing), the "business of biotech" (intellectual property, regulatory, team science) and science communication for diverse audiences. A key part of our mission is on-going pursuit of extramural support and training for graduate students that will accelerate research programs across the life sciences and engineering, as well as prepare UC Davis PhD students for a variety of career paths in both the public and private sectors.
Current Training Programs
Past Training Programs
NSF CREATE-IGERT Plant Biotechnology Training Program (2007 - 2014)