Multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Basic Diabetes Research (T32DK101357)

Multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Basic Diabetes Research trainees
L to R: Rebecca Schill, PhD (2018-2019); Sarah Elzinga, PhD (2017-2019); Latrice Faulkner, PhD (2018-2019); Bailey Peck, PhD (alumni, 2017-2018); Jessica Adams, PhD (alumni, 2016-2018); Chelsea Hutch, PhD (alumni, 2017-2018)

This program provides an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to pursue training in diverse aspects of diabetes research. Training grant preceptors fall into major interest groups across the spectrum of type 1 and 2 diabetes research - islet biology, autoimmune diabetes, adipocyte biology, neuronal regulation of metabolism, mechanisms of insulin resistance, metabolic control in liver and muscle, and diabetes complications - each area containing investigators pursuing basic research with potential translational applicability.


`Ormond MacDougald, PhD

Ormond MacDougald, PhD

The training grant is directed by Ormond MacDougald, PhD and Peter Arvan, MD, PhD, and is administered by the Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Division.

Educational Curriculum

Laboratory training is supplemented by a core curriculum in molecular pathogenesis of diabetes, a series of educational seminars and classes (including ethics), and workshops on grant writing, career skills, and research methodologies.


2019-2020 Trainees

Diana Elizondo, PhD
Latrice Faulkner, PhD
Chenchen He, PhD
Phillip Webster, PhD

2018-2019 Trainees

Diana Elizondo, PhD
Sarah Elzinga, PhD
Latrice Faulkner, PhD
Rebecca Schill, PhD

2017-2018 Trainees

Bailey Peck, PhD
Sarah Elzinga, PhD
Chelsea Hutch, PhD
Jessica Adams, PhD

2016-2017 Trainees

Jessica Adams, PhD
Yasuhiro Kyono, PhD
Lisa Guth, PhD
Callie Corsa, PhD

2015-2016 Trainees

Lisa Guth, PhD
Callie Corsa, PhD
Tammy Barnes, PhD
Amy Rumora, PhD

2014-2015 Trainees

Tammy Barnes, PhD
Amy Rumora, PhD
Lindsey Muir, PhD
Mark Jimenz Canet, PhD

How to Apply

Trainees must have a PhD or equivalent degree(s) and a desire for a career in diabetes research. Priority will be given to recent graduates in areas of physiology, biochemistry, and other basic sciences. Applicants will provide a research proposal, biosketch, and letter from mentor. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2020, with funding to begin September 1, 2020. 

Postdoctoral Training Program Application

It is the policy of the University of Michigan to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. 

Contact Us

Questions and correspondence can be addressed to:

Martha Rhodes
Program Coordinator
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Domino's Farms, Lobby G, Suite 1500
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Ann Arbor MI 48106
Phone: 734-232-2252