Once a year the MID students, post-docs, and faculty attend an out-of-town retreat. At the retreat, students present their research results and ideas. Also, a keynote address is delivered by an outside speaker. In addition to the scientific aspect, the retreat is a great chance for students and faculty to relax and have fun together.
MID Journal Club
We have a very active journal club in which our students, post-docs, and faculty discuss particularly interesting and timely papers pertaining to microbiology and/or infectious diseases.
MID Student Summer Seminar Series
During the summer our journal club is replaced by our student seminar series. These seminars give students in the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases program the chance to practice their presentation skills, and to get constructive feedback on their research.
MID Student Colloquia
Once a month one of our graduate students presents his/her research objectives and results to the other graduate students. This voluntary get-together is organized by the students themselves, and provides a great opportunity to practice presenting and get constructive feedback in an informal setting.
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Departmental Seminars
In the departmental seminar series, outstanding scientists from around the world present their research Thursdays at 10:30 am. Click here for the latest event listings.
Topic-specific meetings within the Texas Medical Center
Many MID students participate in regular meetings of scientists from all of the TMC institutions who share common research interests. Many such groups meet, including the TMC chapter of the American Society for Microbiology, the Molecular Basis of Infectious Diseases group (MBID), the Fungi/Fungal group, the Bacterial Interest Group (BIG), a C. elegans group, and many others. This provides MID students with a unique opportunity to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge and experience found in the many research institutions in the TMC.