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How to Apply

Infectious Disease Therapeutics Training Program

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To apply to the program, you will need to submit an online application through our training portal. Please be prepared to submit the following:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A one- to two-page summary of your past, current and future research interests
  • Three letters of reference
  • Transcripts of academic records

Each candidate must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status, and should have recently graduated or expect to graduate within 12 months from a PhD, MD or MD/PhD program.


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For informal inquiries and applications, please contact Richard Lee, PhD at

Interviews and Lab Selection

If selected for an interview, you will be invited to visit the St. Jude campus. Candidates will meet faculty mentors and other trainees in the program and learn about the extensive research resources available at St. Jude. Tours of Memphis neighborhoods and housing options will also be available. 

Once accepted into the program, you will work with the program’s faculty mentors to select a laboratory in which to conduct your fellowship research. 

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We welcome you to contact the program director with questions about the program, your eligibility, or the application process.

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