Case Western Reserve University has offered MD-PhD training since 1956 for students aspiring to careers combining academic medicine and biomedical research. This program was among the first to be awarded NIH funding and carry the designation Medical Scientist Training Program over 30 years ago. The CWRU MSTP provides an outstanding opportunity for students to obtain combined MD-PhD training and launch careers as physician-scientists. The CWRU CTSTP is a branch of the MSTP devoted to research training in clinical and translational research areas.

Featured Student


Hana Russo

Department: Pathology/Immunology

Featured publication:

Russo HM, Rathkey J, Boyd-Tressler A, Katsnelson MA, Abbott DW, Dubyak GR. Active Caspase-1 Induces Plasma Membrane Pores That Precede Pyroptotic Lysis and Are Blocked by Lanthanides. J Immunol. 2016 Aug 15;197(4):1353-67. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1600699. Epub 2016 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 27385778; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4976007.


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