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Living and Training in Charleston, SC

Medical University of South Carolina

Founded in 1824, MUSC is now the core of the state’s largest medical complex and one of its largest employers with over 11,000 employees. Our research laboratory space exceeds 1 Million square feet. In the past year, we were awarded 1,180 research grants for over $250 Million in funding and we disclosed over 100 inventions. And just recently, MUSC was named on Forbes first-ever list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity.

Hollings Cancer Center

The Hollings Cancer Center (HCC) is the only NCI-Designated Cancer Center in South Carolina. Its Cancer Immunology Program (CI) possesses the critical mass and optimal environment for development of new immunotherapies. The CI Program is comprised of World Renowned Scientists who are committed to fundamental and translational research in the following areas: immune tolerance, transplantation, gene/drug discovery, lipid signaling, cancer immunology, and cancer prevention/control. Currently, HCC researchers hold approximately $45 Million in annual extramural cancer research funding with $23 Million originating from the NCI.

Microbiology & Immunology

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology is a College of Medicine Basic Science Department with 28 primary faculty and a sponsored research portfolio of $12.9 Million ($9.4 Million from NIH). With a goal of advancing to the top 30 in the nation for NIH funding, the Department’s rank has steadily improved from #79 (2009) to #31 (2017) nationally.

Charleston, South Carolina

The University is located in historic Charleston, SC. The weather is beautiful year-round, with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing during winter. There are several beaches within minutes of the city and the mountains are only three hours away. In addition to these amenities, the art, history, food, and festivals make Charleston a fantastic place to live.