Research Education & Training

Lerner Research Institute is dedicated to training the next generation of biomedical researchers.

Our academic mission is to provide world-class research training for our postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students. The Research Education & Training Center (RETC) offers educational enrichment services including professional development, mentoring and career exploration. During their tenure, trainees have the opportunity to travel, publish in high impact journals and collaborate with investigators to develop new treatments and cures.

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Our Team

Christine Moravec, PhD

Director, Research Education and Training Center
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Rajani Tendulkar, MHA

Administrative Director
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Kelsey Bohn, PhD

Manager, Postdoctoral Training and Programs
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Jason Ross, PhD

Manager, Graduate Student Programs & Molecular Medicine Program
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Claire Baker

Department Analyst
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JoAnna Otero

Administrative Program Coordinator
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Barbara Ivec, MAIS

Administrative Program Coordinator
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Victoria Popovich

Coordinator
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