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

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Surgery
Stanford University Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Scientific Advisory Committee

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary Medicine)
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

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)
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 Research and Professor of Genetics
Karel H. and Avice N. Beekhuis Professor of Cancer Biology
Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Emeritus
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Pathology
Mary Hewitt Loveless, MD, 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
Paul and Mildred Berg Professor
Maureen Lyles D'Ambrogio Professor
Professor of Pediatrics (Immunology)
Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
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
Rachford and Carlota Harris Professor
Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Management Science and Engineering
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 of 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 of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy)
Elaine and John Chambers Professor of Pediatric Cancer and Professor of Genetics
Stanford W. Ascherman, MD, FACS, Professor of Genetics
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
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