CTSI Translational Research Development Program (TRDP)

The University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute Translational Research Development Program (TRDP) provides institutional research funds for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees with a demonstrable and significant interest in clinical or translational research focused on human health. The program aims to provide an opportunity for early stage investigators to gain significant experience with clinical and translational research as a foundation for the development of an independent research career focused on human health. Research funds (maximum of $16,000 available for up to two years) are designed to support a modest research project that will result in a publication in a peer reviewed journal.

All MSTP students are eligible to apply to the CTSI TRDP. Additional information is available at the CTSI website.

Past MSTP student projects:

Alexa Weingarden
Project Title: Bacterial bile acid metabolism in fecal transplantation treatment of Clostridium difficile infection

Dan Beisang, M.D., Ph.D.
Project Title: Quantitative assessment of the diversity of the neonatal T cell repertoire

David Knorr, M.D., Ph.D.
Project Title: Evaluation of the CD4+ T cell response against influenza following hematopoietic cell transplantation