Training Path

ITiMS is a personalized training program. You’ll design a curriculum that meets your career goals. Training must include work with mathematical modeling, laboratory and population approaches.  Below is a downloadable template of the training plan and progress assessment as well as a list of approved courses.

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A sampling of what you might do as an ITiMS student:

  • Develop mathematical models to identify holes in the literature, and design studies.
  • Conduct field investigations to collect samples.
  • Conduct laboratory experiments to interrogate samples or test hypotheses.
  • Use bioinformatics and statistical methods to analyze your results.

ITiMS also provides resources and opportunities for you to develop independent research projects; attend local, national and international meetings; and interact with leaders in microbial systems science.