Welcome from Dr. William Shafer

William Shafer, PhDI bid you a warm welcome to our website that features a new NIH-funded training grant (TG) that supports graduate students in the biomedical and biosciences enrolled in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University who conduct basic research dealing with mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and therapeutic discovery to combat infectious diseases. The purpose of this training program, which is entitled “Antimicrobial Resistance and Therapeutic Discovery Training Program” (ARTDTP), is to provide comprehensive educational and research opportunities to interested PhD students enrolled in programs of the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS).   The development of ARTDTP was driven by the global health challenge of antibiotic resistant bacteria and the critical need for new antimicrobials to combat infectious diseases.  Students with primary interests in biochemistry, immunology, microbiology or pharmacology are encouraged to participate in ARTDTP and may receive up to two years of stipend support and funds for supplies and travel.  In order to maximize the training experience for students, our mentoring team of faculty have designed a curriculum and organized other educational opportunities tailored to meet the needs of trainees in ARTDTP.  I cordially invite you to visit our website and learn the various research opportunities in the areas of antimicrobial resistance and therapeutic discovery that are provided by our faculty mentors as well as the educational experiences that are available through ARTDTP.  Please feel free to contact me (wshafer@emory.edu) at anytime should you need additional information regarding ARTDTP.