Israel-City Of Hope Fellowship Program in Biomedical Research
Israel‐City of Hope Fellowship Program in Biomedical Research was
established by Drs. Arthur Riggs and Shmuel Cabilly to honor their decades‐long collaboration and
friendship, and to foster interaction and collaboration between City of
Environment: Located in the
The Beckman Research Institute has a staff of more than 500, including nearly 100 principal investigators. Its areas of interest span eleven departments:
Cancer Biology. The Department of Cancer Biology offers a multidisciplinary research and training environment in tumor cell biology, radiation biology, molecular biology, genetics, epigenetics and developmental biology.
Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology. Dedicated to discovering immune‐based cancer therapies, the Department of Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology conducts research in a new and evolving field and is known particularly for its studies using genetically engineered T cells.
Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research. This department focuses on understanding the genetic and molecular bases of diabetes, developing novel treatment approaches for diabetes and preventing associated diseases such as cancer, heart disease and stroke.
Immunology. With a dual focus on immunology and structural biology, the Department of
Immunology explores cancer immunology and biochemistry, antigen processing and T cell
Molecular and Cellular Biology. Maintaining a strong emphasis on the interface of chemistry and biology, the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology focuses on gene structure, modeling of antibodies, theoretical biology and more.
Molecular Medicine. The Department of Molecular Medicine seeks to understand basic mechanisms underlying cancer and other diseases for the purpose of developing novel molecular therapeutics.
Molecular Pharmacology. The Department of Molecular Pharmacology aims to bridge the gap between the development of promising new drugs and their application in the clinic.
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Neurosciences. The Department of Neurosciences focuses on a range of research related to the brainand nervous system, including studies of molecular neurobiology/neurochemistry,
neurophysiology, neuromorphology and molecular genetics.
Population Sciences. Department researchers collaborate to better understand the causes of cancer,improve outcomes and develop ways to prevent cancer through discoveries made in populationstudies, survivorship, patterns of care and more.
Radiation Biology. The Department of Radiation Biology studies the fundamental mechanisms of cancers and radiation resistance in cancer cells to find a solution to improve the efficacy of
Virology. Research in the Department of Virology encompasses viral vector development, viral
immunology, and vaccine development. The program includes early phase clinical trials in genetransfer and in vaccine evaluation.
Duration of the
The program provides support for up to 3 years. All fellows spend the first two
years conducting research in the laboratory of their City of
Professional Masters (PPM) program at the Keck Graduate Institute at
the fellow may choose to use the third year of support to continue his/her
research program at City of
Financial support: For each year conducting research, the fellow will receive $50,000 as a 12 month stipend plus $10,000 per year for research expenses in their mentor’s laboratory and for travel to scientific meetings. Participants in the optional PPM program will receive a $37,500 stipend for the 9 months at KGI, with tuition and fees paid by the fellowship program.
The first step is
for each candidate to identify a potential mentor at City of
August 1, 2013 – Deadline for submission of Application materials.
August‐September 2013 – Initial review of applications and on‐line interviews.
October 1, 2013 – Results of the competition will be communicated to applicants.
January 2014 – Start of fellowship.
information about City of
or Professor Amnon Peled at