Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Case Studies in Translational Research

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Welcome to CSTR


CSTR has one simple goal.

We want to demystify the many steps involved in transforming your scientific ideas and medical insight into new therapies or commercial products. To pursue this goal we have 10 preceptors who will teach in partnership with the students. We also have two course directors who will attend most sessions. 

Each of the course preceptors will share their own perspectives and stories to illustrate challenges, opportunities and strategies for successful transitions from “bedside to bench to idea to viable therapy or commercial product”. 


Course Directors

  • Robert Heuckeroth, MD PhD
  • Skip Brass, MD PhD

Course Coordinator 

  • Hope Charney, MA

Students taking the course

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* Start Date: Friday, August 25