MINERALS
3MT INTEGRATIVE GRADUATE EDUCATION
AND RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM
 
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This Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program supports multidisciplinary graduate training and research in Minerals, Metals, Metalloids, and Toxicity (3MT) at Stony Brook University. The 3MT program trains a new generation of scientists who work at the interface of environmental and life sciences to understand how minerals, metals and metalloids affect biological processes that ultimately impact on the health of human and animals. Interdisciplinary research teams, advised by faculty drawn from the departments of Geosciences, Pharmacological Sciences, Physics, Marine Sciences, Biochemistry and Medicine, address specific research questions related to the theme. In addition, the 3MT program collaborate with a team of USGS scientists leading the agency's new, nation-wide and decade-long initiative to assess the interaction between humans and their surficial environment. Through this collaboration, students conduct their research in the context of a nation-wide environmental program. The 3MT Program offers new modular courses and workshops. The workshops will provide training in practical skills in support of research projects and prepare students for a career as interdisciplinary scientists. 3MT students organize an annual regional gathering for graduate scholars from related training programs in the greater New York Metropolitan area.

Our 3MT training program is supported by National Science Foundation