Many faculty members from both the clinical and basic science departments within the School of Medicine are vested in our Biomedical and Translational Science (BATS) program. Our basic science faculty have extensive experience currently mentoring graduate students in a number of well established graduate programs; e.g., Interdisciplinary Cellular & Molecular Biosciences, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, Epidemiology, Environmental Toxicology, Pharmacology). Our clinical science science have similarly mentored fellows, residents and graduate students through their own academic research as well as through joint efforts in various basic science departments. Overall, individual faculty representing all 25 departments in the School of Medicine have indicated their desire to participate in this important training program in biomedical and translational science. Some will serve as teachers, others as research mentors and others by providing the leadership necessary to guide this important program.
Additionally, we actively encourage the participation of all UC Irvine academic senate faculty members who have overlapping research interests with the biomedical sciences irrespective of their primary academic research discipline. Our goal is to provide our students with as many imaginative options as possible in order that they may receive the best research training possible in helping them in their pursuit of innovation.