Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship in Lung Biology

Program Description

This research training fellowship, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will train four postdoctoral fellows from MD and PhD backgrounds for up to two years.  Our mission is to train aspiring postdoctoral fellows into exceptional  physician-scientists who are the forefront of pioneering basic and translational research.  Research is conducted under the direction of senior faculty mentors.

Program Design & Requirements

The aim of this program is to build a supportive, invigorating training environment for the next generation of pulmonologists. In addition to funded research time in the lab of one of our mentors, we strive to build a cohesive pulmonary research community at Stanford.  This is accomplished via mentorship from T32 leadership, formation of an advisory committee to give guidance and feedback on progress, and monthly research seminars. Trainees select a primary focus from one of the following research areas: Vascular Disease, Stem Cells & Lung Development, Genetics & Genomics, Lung Injury & Repair, Lung Microbiome, Lung Cancer, Outcomes Research, Lung Immunology and Imaging.


MD and MD/PhD applicants must have completed their clinical training prior to applying for T32 funding (1 year for pediatric pulmonary fellows, and 18 months for adult PCCM)

PhD applicants must be pursuing a post-doctoral fellowship in the lab of a Stanford mentor doing research relevant to pulmonary medicine.

**Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

To Apply/Fellowship Application Procedure

Applications are due by May 1, 2020

1.       Check to make sure you meet the following eligibility requirements (as per NIH policy) listed below:

            A.      Trainee must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

            B.      Trainee must not have already received more than 2 years of post-doctoral funding from NIH training grants (e.g., T32, NRSA) in order to be eligible for this award.

            C.      Both PhD and MD postdocs are encouraged to apply

2.       Fill out the application form

3.      Upload the following supplemental documents to the application form. 

           A.      Research in Progress

           B.      Proposed Research Project

           C.      Research Goals

           D.      Career Goals

           E.       Curriculum Vitae

           F.       Professional Development Plan

           G.     Letter of Support from Planned Mentor


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Program Leadership

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Surgery
Stanford University Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Program Faculty

Kenneth Fong Professor and Professor of Bioengineering, of Genetics, of Medicine (General Medical Discipline), of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Computer Science
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology and Immunology
Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Genomics and of Genetics
Karel H. and Avice N. Beekhuis Professor in Cancer Biology
Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Emeritus
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Pathology
The Mary Hewitt Loveless, M.D. Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology
Associate Professor (Research) of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics - Research Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection) and of Biomedical Data Science
Professor of Biochemistry
Maureen Lyles D'Ambrogio Professor
Professor of Pediatrics (Immunology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Naddisy Foundation Professor of Pediatric Food Allergy, Immunology and Asthma, Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute and Professor, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology and of Epidemiology and Population Health at LPCH
Rachford and Carlota Harris Professor
Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of Management Science and Engineering and of Health Research and Policy (Health Services Research)
Professor of Biomedical Data Science and of Radiology (Integrative Biomedical Imaging Informatics at Stanford)
Lee Otterson Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering, of Applied Physics and, by courtesy, of Physics
Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor in Pediatric Cardiology
Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
James W. Raitt, M.D. Professor
George D. Smith Professor in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation)
Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology) and of Genetics
Stanford W. Ascherman, MD, FACS, Professor in Genetics
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, of Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Biology
Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor and Professor of Radiology

For additional information

Please contact La Toya King