T32 Training Grant

The Pharmacological Sciences Training Program (PSTP) at the University of Michigan is a unique collaboration between the Medical School (Depts. of Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry) and the College of Pharmacy (the Interdepartmental Program in Medicinal Chemistry and the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences) that provides synergistic, translational education, research training, and career development with the ultimate goal of preparing our graduates to excel as leaders in the field of experimental therapeutics, both in the academy and in the private sector.

Our Program is designed to provide pre-doctoral trainees with a strong foundation in basic principles of pharmacology and medicinal chemistry and a broad knowledge of other related basic science disciplines including biochemistry, chemistry, and physiology so that they can ultimately direct cutting-edge research in pharmacology and therapeutics and address scientific questions from multiple perspectives.

Participating Programs

  • Pharmacology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences


Students are admitted to the training program following their first year of graduate study. Students are nominated by PSTP faculty mentors via representatives from the students’ home departments.  


PSTP alumni have gone on to academia, industry, government, medical writing, legal practice, and more. To learn more about where students go after graduation, see the Rackham Graduate School Program Statistics for Pharmacology, Biological Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.