Dual Institutional Dedication

For over two decades, Caltech and UCLA have successfully maintained biomedical research endeavors bridging the two institutions, creating a seamless educational conduit. Two longstanding examples are the Caltech/UCLA Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) for MD-PhD students, spanning over 30 years, and the Subspecialty Training and Advanced Research Program (STAR) for fellowship-level physicians to obtain a PhD, which is in its 25th year. These two programs have gained national recognition for training leaders in academia. However, the proposed iTEAM will represent a new paradigm that will be formalized into a 2-year, structured curriculum with an emphasis on recruiting and advancing the under-represented post-doctoral engineers or physical scientists into leadership roles in academia and industry.

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Researcher Mentors

Arlene Brown


Jun Chen

Assistant Professor

Jason Cong

Distinguished Professor

Wei Gao

Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering

Chang-Jin “CJ” Kim

Distinguished Professor / Vice Chair Academic Personnel

Keith Norris


Aydogen Ozcan

Chancellor’s Professor and HHMI Professor

Srinivasa Reddy

Professor In-Residence

Sriram Sankararaman

Associate Professor

Michael van Dam

Professor and Vice Chair

Jennifer Wilson

Assistant Professor

Holden Wu

Associate Professor