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Tissue-engineered lung segments and lobes to replace and repair resected or injured lungs

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    Dr A Fakhrul
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    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
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Project Description

Dr. Fakhrul Ahsan’s laboratory at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy in Amarillo, Texas, has an open position for a doctoral student. Dr. Ahsan’s research interest is in pharmaceutics and inhalational drug delivery; he is now expanding his research program toward a tissue-engineered lung. This candidate is expected to work on a project that will have both drug-delivery and tissue-engineering components. Thus, an ideal candidate should have a Master of Science degree in Tissue Biomedical or Chemical Engineering with hands-on experience in hydrogel, electrospinning, polymeric scaffold, and cell culture.

The applicant should have a GPA of 3.5 or above in both a Bachelor and a Master Degree, and must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE: www.ets.org/gre). International applicants (whose Bachelor degree is not from a United States college or university) must have a TOEFL (http://www.ets.org/toefl) score of 79, or an IELTS (http://www.ielts.org) of 6.5. The requirements of the GRE and TOEFL/IELTS are non-negotiable. TTUHSC (www.ttuhsc.edu) is a major university, granting doctoral degrees and internationally recognized as a research-intensive state university in the State of Texas.

The university is well known for its commitment to training both US and international students. The doctoral study in Dr. Ahsan’s lab is a four- to five-year program that involves two years of coursework plus two to three years of research work. Pharmaceutical scientists with a Ph.D. have outstanding career opportunities in pharmaceutical industries, academia, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and research institutes; the average salary of a newly conferred Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is about $85,000 annually, or above. Students interested in joining Dr. Ahsan’s lab at TTUHSC School of Pharmacy may contact Dr. Fakhrul Ahsan ([email protected]) for details and obtain more information about the program at www.ttuhsc.edu/sop/graduateprogram/default.aspx. TTUHSC does not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, or disability. All applicants will be treated equally and selected based only on academic credentials and experience.

Funding Notes

The admitted student will receive an annual stipend of $25,000 for the entire stay in the program, along with tuition waivers.

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