Navigating the F32 Grant Process

In this webinar, Anita Corbett will focus on the application and review process for NIH F32 postdoctoral fellowship awards. After her presentation, Dr. Corbett will be joined by Dr. Joe Varberg, a postdoctoral researcher at Stowers Institute for Medical Research and current F32 recipient, for a question & answer panel session.

In this webinar you will learn:

1) Learn about eligibility and the application process for F32 awards

2) Understand the review process and components specific to F32 applications

3) Receive first-hand knowledge and recommendations for crafting fundable applications

Anita H. Corbett received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry from Colgate University and her PhD in Biochemistry from Vanderbilt University. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School before joining the faculty in the Biochemistry Department at Emory University School of Medicine in 1997. In 2016, Dr. Corbett moved to the Biology Department in Emory College. She is currently Samuel C. Dobbs Professor of Biology, Co-Director of the Emory MD/PhD Program, and Co-director of two additional NIH-funded training programs that support diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. Research in the Corbett laboratory focuses on understanding how mutations in genes that encode ubiquitously expressed RNA binding proteins/processing factors lead to tissue-specific disease. The work seeks to define the function of these critical factors in regulating gene expression and explore why only a subset of tissues are affected in the diseases that result from defects in these ubiquitous gene regulation pathways. These research endeavors are currently supported by grants from NIH grants as well as numerous grants awarded directly to trainees in the Corbett laboratory. As a complement to her research, Dr. Corbett has always had a major commitment to mentoring and student training. Her laboratory group includes trainees at all levels, from high school students to senior scientists. She plays leadership roles in graduate education with a strong emphasis on training in communication skills, including scientific writing. Dr. Corbett also has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and enhancing diversity both in her own laboratory group and through leadership roles in formal training programs such as the NIH-funded Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program and the Emory IRACDA Post-doctoral Program. In her spare time, Dr. Corbett serves on the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Public Affairs Advisory Committee (PAAC), which monitors and responds to all matters relating to the government’s role in the practice of modern science.


Starts: June 23, 2021 2:00 pm EDT

Ends: June 23, 2021 3:00 pm EDT