The fellows will start their training program with a one to two week long boot camp to provide intense training in the basics of stem cell biology and stem cell research enabling technologies.
The Annual Stem Cell Symposium brings world leaders in the field to Buffalo to present their work. The fellows will be required to present a poster of their current research and attend each keynote presentation. There will be time allotted for students to meet with the seminar speakers. As a result, the fellows will not only become familiar with the state-of the-art in the field of stem research but will also have the opportunity to meet leading investigators thereby building a professional network that will be essential as they develop their careers.
An annual retreat will be hosted for faculty mentors and fellows. The retreat will take place off-campus and will include presentations from fellows and discussion.