Within the laboratory of the primary mentor, the PIRE fellow will learn to define research objectives and specific aims, develop research methodologies, perform experiments and evaluate experimental results. He/she also will be mentored in the mechanics of laboratory management in preparation for running an independent laboratory in the future. Prior to completing the program, the PIRE fellow will be expected to:
- Write and present the original version of a manuscript dealing with his/her laboratory-based work for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
- Present his/her findings at a national meeting.
- Submit an extramural grant application to advance their career, such as an F32, K99 or other K-type award (K-type).