1. Resident: Resident research training is an important part of our lab. Our research team has many years of experience working with young trainee in the program. Dr. Upchurch has nurtured many young trainees becoming successful academic surgeons (see “Alumni of Our Lab” section). Residents and Fellows are encouraged to participate in clinical research over the course of their training. Residents actively participate in the Surgical Outcomes Research Center in the Department of Surgery.
2. Post-doctoral fellow and graduate student: Our lab supports the Ph.D. training program in cardiovascular biology in CVRC (http://training.cvrc.virginia.edu). Dr. Upchurch and Dr. Ailawadi are the member faculty and mentors of Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center (http://training.cvrc.virginia.edu/our-mentors.php). They could be your thesis advisors for your graduate study in the field of vascular disease. While the lab has all the basic equipment and techniques for aneurysm research, the post-doc and graduate student in the lab can also get access to CVRC’s core facilities and shared facilities.
3. Others: Our lab has routinely participated in the University of Virginia Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP).There are limited opportunities for student to receive short-term research training in the field of vascular surgery. Visiting scholars are always welcome to our lab to exchange research ideas.
For training and working opportunities in our lab, please contact:
For research collaboration and technical assistance, please contact our faculty and staff at the following address: