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Training Opportunities

Dr. Petrash with Student
Dr. Petrash working with a student

Positions for graduate and postdoctoral research training become available on occasion. 

  • Doctoral Research Training integrates with existing programs on the UC Denver campus. Individuals  interested in Ph.D. training should apply directly to their program of choice in the UC Denver system.  Thesis research training emphasizes creativity, research independence, and development of written and oral communication skills.
  • Postdoctoral training positions will be posted as openings become available. In addition to bench research training, emphasis in post-doctoral training will include career and grant strategies, time and resource management, and communication skill development.
  • One medical student research position is available annually. Interested students should contact Dr. Petrash no later than November of MS1 in order to be eligible for the formalized training program operated through the medical school. Please visit our medical student research program to learn more.


Post-Doctoral Trainees

Kun-Che (Gary) Chang, PhD
Mentor: Mark Petrash, Professor

Sandip Nandi, PhD
Mentor: Ram Nagaraj, Professor

Cibin Raghavan, PhD
Mentor: Ram Nagaraj, Professor

Stefan Rakete, PhD
Mentor: Ram Nagaraj, Professor

Medical Students

Joseph Adewumi - Class of 2016
Project: Characterization of Prdm Gene Family Members in Retina

Jose Diego - Class of 2016
Project: Inhibition of Posterior Capsular Opacification

Doctoral Students

Kunc-Che (Gary) Chang, M.S. - Toxicology - Graduated Fall, 2015

Post-Doctoral Fellows

2015 - Rooban Nahomi, PhD
Current Position: Instructor, University of Colorado Department of Ophthlamology

2013 - Niklaus Mueller, PhD
Current Position: Assistant Research Professor, University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology

2010 - Arttatrana Pal, PhD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, KIIT University, Odisha, India

2009 - Suryanarayan Palla, PhD
Current Position: Scientist, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India


Medical Students

2015 - Anson Snow, MD
2014 - Charles Johnson, MD
2013 - Karen Christopher, MD
2011 - Gregory Zablocki, MD