Success Stories: Recent College Grads in NIDCR Research Labs

Before applying to graduate or professional school, recent college graduates may spend one or two years working with investigators at NIDCR. This biomedical research program is called the NIH Postbaccalaureate (Postbac) Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program.

Read the stories below to learn about what it's like to work in an NIDCR research lab before entering medical school, dental school, or graduate school.

Loretta Grey Cloud

Loretta Grey Cloud - I feel really blessed to be in the lab that I'm in because everyone's so helpful and kind.
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Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore - After being mentored in the lab at NIDCR, I now have the tools for genuine growth as a researcher.
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Ellis Tibbs

Ellis Tibbs - NIH is the PLACE for research.
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Last Reviewed
July 2018