Plant Biotechnology for Health and Sustainability Graduate Training Program
- Michigan State University
The Plant Biotechnology for Health and Sustainability (PBHS) Graduate Training Program was created in 2014 to provide new training and career opportunities for predoctoral candidates at MSU who are pursuing research related to plant biotechnology and chemical engineering. The program aims to provide students from different graduate programs with a common core of courses and experiences that will enrich their predoctoral training at Michigan State University. We train students in critical thinking and analysis of the primary literature across a broad range of topics so that they can build upon the best current thinking in their research. Students in the program are trained to appreciate and perform translational research and to collaborate with scientists with diverse backgrounds in biological, computational, engineering and physical sciences. They are taught to evaluate the ethical and legal consequences of their actions. Finally, trainees are provided with a broad range of career options and encourage them to operate across traditional boundaries.