Training and Opportunities

The DEARC provides a wide range of opportunities for scientific engagement and training. If you would like to get involved in specific research project, please contact the Principal Investigator of that project directly.

For Faculty and Research Scientists looking to engage the DEARC:  During each fiscal year, the DEARC issues a call for Pilot Project Proposals that is open to eligible faculty at Binghamton University and other universities within the local vicinity. We also invite faculty with common scientific interests to join our monthly meetings. To learn more, contact the Center Director, Dr. Terrence Deak.

For prospective graduate students and post-doctoral trainees:  DEARC faculty are frequently recruiting new graduate students and post-doctoral scientists to join their labs. Graduate students and post-doctoral scientists in DEARC-affiliated labs are eligible for Fellowship support provided by the Developmental Neuroadaptations in Alcohol and Addiction (DNA2) T32 training grant program. To learn more about fellowship opportunities, contact Dr. David Jentsch, Director of the T32 training program.

For Undergraduates seeking research experience:  DEARC-affiliated labs train a large number of undergraduates, with each lab recruiting and managing their own training opportunities. Most undergraduate research positions are voluntary, with students receiving independent study credits for their effort. Select undergraduates may conduct independent Honors projects under the guidance of their faculty mentor. In addition, the DEARC offers a Scholars in Alcohol Neurobiology program to encourage and support under-represented groups to train in DEARC-affiliated labs as a first step toward a career in biomedical research.  To learn more, contact the Center Director, Dr. Terrence Deak.