Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST)

5057 Woodward, Room 6305
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-2170
(313) 577-2903 (fax)

Chemistry Building


The BEST Program will develop university infrastructure that allows trainees to explore multiple career opportunities and innovative ways to enhance their skills. Trainees will be prepared for a dynamic and evolving job market to meet the needs of the 21st century economy. These skill sets will be developed in partnership with local and national employers through mentored internships to ensure alignment between the employers’ expectations and the skills of our trainees.

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Timothy McFarland

Timothy McFarland

Dr. McFarland received a PhD in physiology from Wayne State University in 2010. After graduating, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Wayne State's School of Medicine. He is currently a Scientist at Emergent BioSolutions in Lansing, Michigan, where he designs and validates biological assays on vaccines created on-site to ensure their safety. Dr. McFarland has published articles on molecular biology and biochemistry in a variety of academic journals.

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