Postdoctoral Program

Training the Investigators of Tomorrow

About Lerner Research Institute

Lerner Research Institute is home to laboratory-based, translational and clinical research at Cleveland Clinic, a top hospital in the nation. As a research institute embedded within an international hospital system, we are uniquely poised to improve patient care; our scientists work closely with Cleveland Clinic physicians to transform groundbreaking discoveries made in the laboratory to the patient’s bedside.






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Success Stories

Dana Schneeberger, PhD

I was given many opportunities for success at Lerner. I presented countless posters, published over 20 abstracts and manuscripts and gave four invited talks. I received multiple graduate student travel awards and a best student paper award. I was a finalist for the Young Investigator Award at the Bakken Heart-Brain Summit in 2009, and I received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Expense Award from Cleveland State University.

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Trainee News


Anthony Santilli, PhD, Awarded NIH T32 Fellowship

The Supporting Multidisciplinary Achievement in Respiratory Research Training (SMARRT) program award fosters training based in individualized interests.

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Celebrating Dr. Sang Hoon Han for National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Dr. Han, a researcher working to develop an improved oral antiviral drug that considers future variants for the treatment of COVID-19, wins second place - 2022 Postdoctoral Excellence Award.

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Celebrating Dr. Xiaoxiao Ma for National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Dr. Ma, recruited to the Center for Immunotherapy and Precision Immuno-Oncology to help build a world-class program in Immunotherapy research, wins first place - 2022 Postdoctoral Excellence Award.

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The Lerner Postdoctoral Association and Alumni Network on LinkedIn is a group of current and former postdoctoral fellows, research scholars and graduate students at Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. We share opportunities for career development, networking and highlighting our scientific achievements.