TRAINING IN ENDOCRINOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Project: Research project

Description

This proposal outlines a five year plan aimed at providing the scientific
background and tools necessary for an active investigative career. Phase I
focuses heavily on a didactic component of coursework at Harvard
University, attendance at seminars at Harvard/MIT/MGH and the acquisition
of basic skills in Dr. Henry Kronenberg's laboratory. The laboratory work
will involve initially the cloning and sequencing of the gene for the
vitamin D receptor, leading subsequently to studies aimed at defining the
functional domains, targets of action, and overall mechanisms of action of
this steroid receptor. The theoretic framework and techniques learned in
phase I will then be applied to a phase II project. Several possibilities
for this are outlined, all involving the application of the tools of
molecular biology to a problem of interest in endocrinology.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/866/30/91

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health

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Endocrinology
Molecular Biology
Steroid Receptors
Organism Cloning
Genes

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)