Traineeship Components


Interdisiplinary Curriculum

Lab Rotations for New Students

Opportunity for a Clinical Experience


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The Trainee Experience

The M-CNTC aims to provide a highly interdisciplinary environment to empower engineers, physical scientists, and biologists to address the challenge of understanding, managing, diagnosing, and treating cancer using the most recent advancements in nanotechnology. Trainees will:

  • Learn core concepts in their complementary field through lab rotations, co-advisement, a proposed two-track curriculum, and an introductory course in Cancer Nanotechnology
  • Have hands-on laboratory experience in a Summer School focused on the basics of biological and engineering/physical science experimental methods
  • Participate in clinical experiences at regional collaborator sites (IU School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, UIC, Washington University at St. Louis)
  • Be involved in the management and direction of the M-CNTC and have opportunities for collaboration with other trainees and faculty through the Seminar Series and the Annual Symposium
  • Earn an attractive salary over 12 months (renewable for up to two years) and a tuition waiver


Becoming a Trainee

Current UIUC students beginning their second year in a graduate program are eligible to apply and should discuss the M-CNTC with their adviser. Faculty will be notified when proposals are being accepted for the coming academic year.