PharmacoNeuroImmunology (PNI) Training Program

Welcome to PharmacoNeuroImmunology (PNI) Training Program!

PharmacoNeuroImmunology is a field that seeks to elucidate physiological, pharmacological and pathological relationships between the central nervous system and the immune system. The PharmacoNeuroImmunology (PNI) Training Program is a NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) funded interdisciplinary training program at the University of Minnesota that focuses on the interactions of drugs of abuse with the nervous and immune systems, and integrates our understanding of these physiological interactions with their behavioral counterparts, including the role of the drugs of abuse as co-factors in HIV/AIDS. The Training Program provides training for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in areas that intersect four disciplines: pharmacology, psychiatry/psychology, neuroscience, and microbiology/immunology.

The PNI Training Program has been existing for more than 35 years and has trained over 300 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Former trainees now hold influential positions in academia, government, and industry.

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Grant information:
2T32 DA007097-36
Project Period: 7/1/17-6/30/22
Budget Period: 7/1/17-6/30/18
Slots: Pre-10, Post-3, Short-0
Program Director: Molitor, Thomas W (Veterinary Population Medicine)
Program Co-Director: Gewirtz, Jonathan (Psychology)
Number of participating preceptors: 34 (as of July 1, 2017)