Lucille P. Markey Special Emphasis Pathway in Human Pathobiology
To help bridge the gap between clinical and basic research, Washington University in St. Louis has developed a program to train Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. candidates in various aspects of human disease. The Lucille P. Markey Special Emphasis Pathway in Human Pathobiology is an innovative educational experience introducing students to human disease states not generally covered in graduate courses.
There has been explosive growth of biomedical science in the past two decades. The basic sciences, in particular, have expanded and evolved rapidly. At the same time, a serious lag has developed in bringing new knowledge gained through basic science to the bedside to help patients. Real advances in treating common, serious human diseases require detailed mechanistic understanding of the biological basis of clinical medicine. The clinical specialties provide limitless opportunities for important, challenging basic research in the pathogenesis and treatment of human disease.
The Markey Pathway is a 2 year course of study which supplements the Ph.D. programs in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences. Each year 8-10 students currently enrolled in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences graduate programs are selected as Markey Students.
Accepted students will receive a one-time $5000 supplement to their stipend in the first year.
The Pathway includes the following: