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 in Spring 2022

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

David N. Cornfield
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Mark Nicolls
Stanford University Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Angela Rogers
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Scientific Advisory Committee

Vinicio de Jesus Perez MD
Associate Dean of Stanford MD Admissions and Associate Professor of Medicine (PACCM)
Tushar Desai
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine)
Christin S Kuo
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary Medicine)
Edda Spiekerkoetter
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

Program Faculty

Russ B. Altman
Kenneth Fong Professor and Professor of Bioengineering, of Genetics, of Medicine, of Biomedical Data Science, and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for HAI
Cristina Maria Alvira
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)
Matthew Bogyo
Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
Paul Bollyky
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology and Immunology
Howard Y. Chang, MD, PhD
Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research, Professor of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Pathology
Michael F. Clarke, M.D.
Karel H. and Avice N. Beekhuis Professor of Cancer Biology
Christopher H. Contag
Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Emeritus
Tushar Desai
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine)
Dean W. Felsher
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Pathology
Stephen J. Galli, MD
Mary Hewitt Loveless, MD, Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology
Purvesh Khatri
Associate Professor (Research) of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics - Research Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection)
Mark Krasnow
Paul and Mildred Berg Professor
Calvin Kuo
Maureen Lyles D'Ambrogio Professor
David B. Lewis
Naddisy Foundation Professor of Pediatric Food Allergy, Immunology, and Asthma
Carlos Milla
Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Pediatrics - Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Garry Nolan
Rachford and Carlota Harris Professor
Doug Owens
Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of Management Science and Engineering
Sylvia K. Plevritis, PhD
William M. Hume Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Radiology (Integrative Biomedical Imaging Informatics at Stanford)
Stephen Quake
Lee Otterson Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering, of Applied Physics and, by courtesy, of Physics
Marlene Rabinovitch
Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatric Cardiology
David A. Relman
Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
William H. Robinson, MD PhD
James W. Raitt, M.D. Professor
Maria Grazia Roncarolo
George D. Smith Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy)
Julien Sage
Elaine and John Chambers Professor of Pediatric Cancer and Professor of Genetics
Michael Snyder, Ph.D.
Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Genetics
Edda Spiekerkoetter
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
Alfred M. Spormann
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus
Joseph  C. Wu, MD, PhD
Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor and Professor of Radiology