Graduate students working in a lab

If you are interested in research at the interface of chemistry and biology and meet the following eligibility requirements, we encourage you to submit an application for the Chemical Biology Program. Currently there are four slots available for the 2021-2022 academic year that would offer two years of funding . Any questions may be directed by email to the Chemical Biology Program Coordinator.

  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of citizenship status. 
  • All applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing the third quarter of the first year and not yet entered the second year of their doctoral graduate program.
  • All applicants must have joined the laboratory of one or more of our faculty trainers and already be engaged in thesis research at the chemistry/biology interface.
  • CBP fellows are required to take CHE 238: Introduction to Chemical Biology. This should be completed in the Fall quarter of the second year of graduate study (the first year of CBP support). In addition, fellows must complete one more graduate level course in Biostatistics, specifically NSC 219 (this is new and replaces the cross-training course requirement as of 2022-23). 
  • CBP fellows are required to engage in cross-disciplinary research training (e.g. lab rotation) in one or more labs outside of the fellow's specific research discipline and with complementary research expertise for a duration of one quarter or longer. The goal of this research rotation is to enhance chemistry/biology cross training. A description of cross training must be included in the application.
  • A letter of recommendation and statement of mentorship on departmental letterhead with signature from the PI must accompany each application. A letter from the PI of the cross training lab is highly recommended but not required.

Please note that a goal of this program is to increase diversity in the chemical biology community, and we highly encourage those from underrepresented communities to apply. 

The 2022-23 CBP Application has opened! Interviews will be held in August with decisions announced by September.

Questions? Please reach out to the Chemical Biology Program Coordinator, Alex Lopez (ajlo@ucdavis.edu)