Keck Center Training Programs

The training arm of the Gulf Coast Consortia offers world-class opportunities for training, mentorship, and interaction with faculty leaders and others engaged in interdisciplinary bioscience research.

The Keck Center brings together computational, physical, mathematical, engineering, and biological scientists in a stimulating and nurturing environment for the development and training of a new type of scientist–one who can incorporate theory, simulation, and experiment to expand our understanding of modern biological problems. Students are provided an intellectual environment for considering problems that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, as well as training opportunities with mentors in different disciplines.

Training Program in Biomedical Informatics (NLM) Call for pre- and postdoctoral applications – LOIs due March 17

26th Annual Keck Research Conference
This year’s conference will highlight chemical, biochemical, computational, and genomic approaches that provide insights into mechanisms of resistance, treatment strategies and drug discovery of antimicrobials.

Acknowledging Keck Center Support
Are you participating in a Keck Center training program? Don’t forget that Keck Center trainees are required to acknowledge their fellowship funding support on all publications, abstracts, and posters resulting from their fellowship project.

Individual Development Plans (IDPs)
The GCC supports the NIH’s strong encouragement that every graduate student or postdoc supported by any NIH training grant, fellowship, or research grant have an Individual Development Plan (IDP) (NOT-OD-14-113) as a career development tool. Although institutions are responsible for implementation of and compliance with this notice for their trainees, the GCC monitors that our fellows have completed an IDP every year. One popular tool for creating an IDP is AAAS myIDP. IDP workshops are one of the professional development activities that the GCC sponsors.

Keck Seminar
Series The Keck Seminar series (Course BIOS 592 at Rice University) has been ongoing for 25 years and is held Friday afternoons at Rice University with live broadcasting. Focus is on contemporary interdisciplinary science typically involving computational, informatics, chemical, and/or physical approaches to biomedical problems–including many encountered in nanoscience and biology research. Speakers are drawn from GCC institutions, and institutions nationwide.

Rice University Neuroscience Minor
Rice University is offering a Minor degree in Neuroscience. A unique set of courses offered by various departments carry the designation NEUR and are taught by faculty associated with several departments at Rice, including: biochemistry and cell biology, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, linguistics, and psychology—as well as the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Learn more.

Former Programs
Learn more about our former Training Programs, including the Nanobiology Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Program (NIGTP) and the Pharmacological Sciences Training Program (TPS). Also, check out what you missed at the 2015 Trainee Symposium on Cancer Research.

The Gulf Coast Consortia is committed to providing equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities; we welcome applications from qualified trainees with disabilities. All GCC member institutions are ADAAA compliant and have offices of disability support services that provide accommodations and support services to trainees, faculty, staff, and visitors.