Interdisciplinary Training Program

NIH T32 Interdisciplinary Training Program in Hearing Research

PhD Students:

This training program is open to PhD students at the end of their first year and beyond. Trainees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. All trainees are required to pursue research training full time. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of an additional year renewal. Evaluation will be based on academic record, applicant’s statement and letter of support from research advisor. Letters should address the applicant’s potential and motivation for a career in hearing research.

The application consists of the following and must be submitted via email to Dr. Raju Metherate (raju.metherate@uci.edu):

  • Cover letter with statement detailing interest in and commitment to a career in hearing research
  • CV
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts and GRE scores (unofficial copies), and reference letter(s)

Postdoctoral Scholars (including medical residents)

This training program is open to postdoctoral scholars. Trainees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. All trainees are required to pursue research training full time. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of an additional year renewal. Evaluation will be based on evidence of outstanding scholarship and potential, and a letter of support from research advisor (and optionally, if applicant is new to UCI, letter from previous advisor).

The application consists of the following and must be submitted via email to Dr. Raju Metherate (raju.metherate@uci.edu):

  • Cover letter with statement detailing interest in and commitment to a career in hearing research
  • CV
  • Reference letter(s)

Positions are available to medical residents for a one-year (renewable) research experience in a basic science lab. Evaluation will be the same as for other postdoctoral applicants.

Current Trainees:

  • Susan Gil, Neurobiology & Behavior
  • Daniel Rindner, Neurobiology & Behavior
  • Kenta Watanabe, Cognitive Sciences
  • Mehrnaz Mehrabi, Biomedical Engineering
  • Amanda Quetran Nguyen, Anatomy & Neurobiology
  • Michelle Kapolowicz, Otolaryngology
  • Matthew Richardson, Otolaryngology

Past Trainees:

  • Katie Turner, Cognitive Sciences
  • Joselyn Ho, Cognitive Sciences
  • Emily Kent, Cognitive Sciences
  • Sima Chor, Neurobiology & Behavior
  • Maria Montchal, Neurobiology & Behavior
  • Forrest Weghorst, Neurobiology & Behavior
  • Gabriel Elias, PhD Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Alessandro Presacco, PhD Otolaryngology
  • Matthew Richardson, PhD Cognitive Sciences
  • Ronald Sahyouni, Biomedical Engineering and MD/PhD program
  • Solena Mednicoff, Cognitive Sciences
  • Luke Batlzell, PhD student, Cognitive Sciences
  • Carol Q. Pham, PhD, Anatomy & Neurobiology
  • Sarah Rotschafer, Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Carolyn McClaskey, PhD, Cognitive Sciences
  • Minhan Dinh, PhD, Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Kasia M. Bieszczad, Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Jonathan Venezia, PhD, Cognitive Sciences