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NIH Protein Biotechnology Training Program

State of the Art Research

The NIH Protein Biotechnology Training Program at Washington State University offers interdisciplinary training to enhance the graduate experience and produce versatile scientists and engineers to address the future needs of biotechnology in academic, industrial, or government service.

The program provides state-of-the-art training in basic science relevant to biotechnology and an education in the applied aspects of biotechnology, with particular emphasis on protein science.

Trainees in the Program are admitted for graduate studies through one of the participating academic units, then nominated for a traineeship:

Trainee positions are supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, and contributions by Washington State University.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Washington State University

Dr. Jennifer E Adair

See what Jennifer Adair, NIH Protein Biotech Graduate, is up to!

Jennifer Adair received her PhD through WSU’s National Institute of Health Protein Biotechnology Training Program in the School of Molecular Biosciences. Adair is now a faculty member in the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Recent Updates

2022 NIH Biotech Symposium

The annual symposium returned to an in-person format this year on Friday, April 8th, 2022.

Head on over to the Symposia page for an itinerary and for more information about the speakers that visited us!

New Trainees

The Guidelines for Trainees and the Trainee Checklist have both been updated.  Incoming and new members are encouraged to look at the documents to make sure they are on track for success in the program.  They can be found on the Current Members page.

New Internship Form

A new approval form has been developed for Program students and trainers to fill out and turn in at least 2 weeks before the internship is planned to start. Please check the internships or links page for a downloadable copy and more information.

Individual Development Plan (IDP)

NIH requires that members of the Biotech Program complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP).  It is a confidential document containing the trainee’s skills and career goals, and will be used to track professional development.  Members are encouraged to look at this MyIDP page for reference.