The Chemical and Structural Biology (CSB) Training Program at UC Irvine, founded in 2014, provides graduate students with comprehensive and interdisciplinary training in the fields of both chemical and structural biology. Given the strength of the long standing structural biology community at UC Irvine, and the many existing collaborations between chemists and structural biologists between UC Irvine faculty, the CSB Training Program provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to receive hands on training from experts in a multitude of fields covering both experimental and computational techniques while providing excellent students with the flexibility to design and carry out their own research through a four year predoctoral fellowship. The CSB Training Program also sponsors multiple journal clubs throughout the year that are open to all members of the UC Irvine scientific community to further develop and strengthen the structural and chemical biology communities on campus. With over twenty-five participating faculty representing five different departments across three different encompassing an ever growing number of experimental and theoretical methods, the CSB program aims to train the next generation of not only structural and chemical biologists, but also interdisciplinary scientists to tackle difficult problems and projects.
The CSB Training Program is supported by a T32 Training Grant from the National Institute of General Medicinal Sciences at the National Institute of Health (NIH Grant T32GM108561) as well additional support from UCI Graduate Division.