Welcome to Hunter College IGERT
Radiochemistry Ph.D. program supported by NSF IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship)
Have you ever considered Radiochemistry at Hunter College?
Here is why you should:
- We are developing an exciting new program to introduce a radiochemistry component to training of Hunter College Ph.D. students!
- In partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Extensive collaboration with medical institutions, national labs and institutions around the US (extensive network)
- Excellent career opportunities
Returning the Radio to Chemistry
- There are 10 million annual radio procedures in the US
- Medical imaging
- Materials engineering and Nanotechnology
- Radiotracers for environmental studies
- Atmospheric and Geochemistry
- Nuclear energy fuel cycle
- Drug discovery, design and development
IGERT faculty: Multi-institutional
Students will be co-mentored by Hunter professors & IGERT faculty at another institution.
Your Ph.D. will impact these fields:
Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs)
IRG 1: Small Molecular Probe Synthesis and Evaluation
Overview of interactions between Hunter and Memorial Sloan-Kettering partners in projects of IRG-1. These projects combine creative synthetic organic methodology and innovative radiolabeling strategies.
IRG 2: Nanoplatforms for targeted radionuclides
Nanoplatforms possess potential multifunctional biomedical, environmental and materials applications. As an example- for targeting cancer tissues, multiple radionuclides for imaging and therapy as well as multiple targeting vectors can be appended to a single core platform.
IRG 3: Radioelements in the fuel cycle & environment
Fundamental chemistry of Tc-99, f-elements Actinides, Environmental Chemistry, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Marine Radiochemistry
The element , 99Tc, is a product of 235U fission in nuclear reactors and is an environmental contaminent. This consortium examines fundamental synthetic, reactivity and theoretical chemistry of 99Tc, from molecules to materials, that will lead to strategies for containment of 99Tc and environmental remediation.
Education and Training
- First level radiochemistry and laboratory course run at Hunter with some experiments at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Advanced courses offered at New York Medical Institutions (MSKCC, Cornell), City College School of Engineering, distance learning to MU and UNLV.
- Innovative seminar course to learn communication across scientific and boundaries and to the public -- this is important for advancement of radio-, nuclear- chemistry
- Interdisciplinary training with co-mentors
- Access to state-of-the-art facilities: NMR, X-ray, nanoimaging, mass spec., bioimaging
- Multi-institutional and interdisciplinary training opportunities
- Choice of subdiscipline: Organic, Inorganic, Analytical, Physical, Nanotechnology, Biochemistry
- Student Travel Funds for both domestic and international travel
- NSF Stipend for two-three years
For further information, please contact:
Professor Lynn Francesconi, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-772-5353