Program Description

The Carolina Cancer Nanotechnology Training Program is a 24 to 36 month National Cancer Institute–sponsored T32 postdoctoral training program offered at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The overarching goal of the CCNTP is to equip a cohort of outstanding young scientists with the multidisciplinary concepts and skills needed to improve cancer diagnosis and therapy based on concepts, tools and discoveries made in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Each trainee’s research will be mentored by a physical scientist and a biomedical scientist, providing a unique multifaceted training experience leading to significant contributions to cancer nanotechnology. Additionally, trainees will participate in workshops and courses that will broaden their knowledge and conceptual understanding of all areas of cancer nanotechnology. The topics of these workshops will reflect many of the major themes of the Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer.

Upcoming Workshops:

Title: UNC Core Facilities CCNTP Workshop
Date: March 18-22, 2019

The 2019 UNC Core Facilities Workshop will be hosted by the Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. UNC Core Facilities are shared resources which offer a wide range of services to the research community, including cutting edge technologies, high end instrumentation, technical support, and education. This workshop will introduce participants to six core facilities at UNC: The Animal Models Core Facility, the Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Core Facility, the Mouse Phase 1 Core Facility, the Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL), the Macromolecular Interactions Facility (Mac-In-Fac), and the Nanomedicines Characterization Core Facility. Instructors will present an overview of the instrumentation available at each core, and where possible, give a facility tour and lead a hands-on demonstration. Each presentation will end with a brainstorming session about how the core facility could interact with participants’ research.”


The Carolina Cancer Nanotechnology Training Program and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are committed to the principles of diversity and equal opportunity and are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

The Carolina Cancer Nanotechnology Training Program is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. Individuals with disabilities seeking additional information about services available on the UNC campus may visit these sites: