MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Submission Deadlines

The schedule for upcoming Membership Committee meetings is listed below.  Applications and supporting documents must be in Kristina Fern’s office at least 10 days before the meeting to allow time for distributing materials to the Committee.  Deadlines are strictly enforced. 

Application Deadline Date of Committee Meeting
March 24, 2021 April 1, 2021
May 19, 2021 June 3, 2021
July 21, 2021 August 5, 2021

 Faculty Application Checklist

(All materials should be sent electronically to Kristina Fern at 

1. Completed Application Form

2. Completed Additional Information Requested by GSBS Form 

3. Two letters of support from GSBS faculty members who have agreed to sponsor the candidate and been asked by the candidate to write letters on his/her behalf

4. Curriculum vitae

5. Biosketch (no special format is required although normally the NIH format is used)

6. Digital photograph (ideally, your faculty photograph taken by your primary institution -- if you don’t have one, we’d like to have a high resolution digital photo that meets these specifications: .jpg format, at least 24 bit color, 1200 x 1800 pixels in size at 300 dpi)

7. Research description (in Word format -- not a PDF)

A description of your research is required. PhD students are required to complete three 10-week tutorials in three different labs; those experiences help them choose their advisors.  Tutorials may be offered by Regular Members; Associate Members are not eligible to offer tutorials. Your research description will be part of your faculty profile on the GSBS website.  

The format for research descriptions is as follows:

If you have any questions - contact Kristina at 713.500.9857 or