Duke University and NC A&T University have been awarded a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship grant to develop a program for graduate students who are interested in microbiome research. This program is designed to transcend communication barriers between disciplines and promote team science.
“This program will fill a critical training gap,” said Claudia Gunsch, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and principal investigator on the grant. “We want to attract students from diverse fields and train them to work together. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring students together who do not typically interact and open their eyes to other activities or careers that they might not have otherwise heard about. Ultimately, we hope this program will better prepare our students to meet future research needs and accelerate research innovation.”