NIH T32 Training Grant


The Endocrinology NIH Training Grant, at over 40 years has been the core of the Endocrinology teaching program at Stanford providing support for 4 post-doctoral trainees, with either the M.D. or Ph.D. degrees. The goal of this Training Grant is to provide 1-2 years of support to promising postdoctoral scholars who will become the future leaders in endocrine research in both academia and in biotechnology. The grant has multidisciplinary faculty from both basic science and clinical departments within Stanford University School of Medicine. The training program is designed to offer postdoctoral trainees a unique and supportive environment in which to learn innovative approaches to the study of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. The trainees will pursue research in laboratories where established and cutting edge research programs take advantage of a spectrum of approaches ranging from molecular, cellular, and animal models to human subjects. Advanced molecular and genetic and translational techniques as well as classical clinical protocols and epidemiology are used to develop novel concepts and tools for the study of the physiology, pathophysiology and treatment of diseases of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.


The training faculty includes 27 investigators from 5 Departments: Medicine, Pediatrics, Developmental Biology, Chemical & Systems Biology, and Neurosurgery whose interests converge on 4 general endocrine themes:

Islet and Beta-cell Biology

Includes projects in the labs of:  Seung Kim, Sun Kim, Darrell Wilson, Tracey McLaughlin, Anna Gloyn,  and Justin Annes.

Genetics/Hormone Action

Endocrine Population Health Sciences and Metabolism


Trainees have a wide choice of research projects but within a focus on several major lines of research. In addition to research training, the Training Grant, in conjunction with the School of Medicine, provides a rich environment of seminars, courses and conferences as well as core facilities all fostering a stimulating and productive training program with major interaction among trainees and mentors. The Training Grant faculty members are committed to continuing to recruit a diverse group of trainees and to making a strong effort to enlist trainees from under-represented minorities. Programs in the ethics of responsible research, grant writing, critical evaluation of the literature as well as many other courses and seminars enrich the training program.