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Texas A&M University Ph.D. Training Program in Space Life Sciences
Students who participate in the Ph.D. Training Program in Space Life Sciences earn a Certificate in Space Life Sciences while obtaining a doctoral degree in genetics, kinesiology, nuclear engineering (health physics), nutrition or a M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D. in medical sciences from the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Joanne Lupton, Ph.D., and Nancy Turner, Ph.D., lead the program at Texas A&M.

Eligibility
Please visit the Admission Criteria webpage or the program flyer for additional information.

How to Apply and Additional Information
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)-sponsored Mentored Research Program in Space Life Sciences at Texas A&M University (TAMU) is currently accepting applications for Fall 2015. Students participating in this program work toward a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Genetics, Nutrition, Kinesiology or Nuclear Engineering (Health Physics), or a M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center. Students will focus their research on space environment-induced bone loss, muscle wasting, cosmic radiation damage and/or changes in metabolism. The Space Life Sciences graduate program at TAMU is designed with immersive components including: fundamental courses in space life sciences, individual research and an experiential component with work at Johnson Space Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory and/or University of Texas Medical Branch. All trainees participate in outreach by teaching elements of space life sciences in a K-12 setting. To learn more about the program, please visit http://SLSGraduateProgram.tamu.edu. The deadline for submitting an application package is February 18, 2015.

For more information please contact:
Stella S. Taddeo
Texas A&M University
Program Coordinator, Mentored Research Program in Space Life Sciences
123 Cater Mattil
2253 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
Phone: 979-845-0850 Fax: 979-862-6842
E-mail: stellat@tamu.edu