All entering PhD Biomedical Sciences students are required to attend at least two program sessions during Orientation. Program sessions are optional for MS and MD/PhD students. Please register here by Monday, August 9.
Links to virtual sessions will be posted in Canvas.
Tuesday, August 24 (2:30-4:30 p.m.)
Genetics & Epigenetics Please join us for the Genetics & Epigenetics (G&E) program information session Tuesday afternoon! You’ll learn about the breadth of research in our program labs – from cancer genetics, human genetics, and developmental genetics to epigenetics and genome maintenance & repair – and meet our faculty and students. We’ll have a variety of activities, including a program overview from the Director, flash talks from faculty, a student Q&A panel, and informal small group “table topic” discussions with students and faculty on how to succeed in graduate school, program research areas, and living in Houston.
Neuroscience Please join us for the Neuroscience Program orientation session! Following a brief welcome and overview, we will conduct lab tours. Then our faculty/current students will host “speed networking” where you will get a chance to chat with each program participant, then move to the next table for another interactive conversation. Boxed meals provided after the session. We look forward to meeting you!
Wednesday, August 25 (2:30-4:30 p.m.)
Cancer Biology Please join us for the Cancer Biology Program Orientation Session! You will learn about our CB program and all the amazing opportunities that we offer in our labs. You will hear an overview from our Program Directors and other faculty members of the Steering Committee. Secondly, you will get the opportunity to talk with faculty regarding their research in a speed networking session. Current Students will also be available for speed networking so that you can ask them about anything you would like to learn about the program.
Microbiology & Infectious Diseases The Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (MID) Program Session will begin with a welcome from the Program Director and Co-Director followed by guided lab tours. Current MID students will lead you through the tour where you get an opportunity to see state-of-art lab equipment in use. Following the tour, will be an MID program poster session where you can meet additional MID faculty and students to obtain more information on our program and overall graduate life.
Thursday, August 26 (2:30-4:30 p.m.)
Quantitative Sciences Please join us for our Quantitative Sciences Program Orientation Event! The QS Program Directors will start off presenting an overview to give you an idea of all the opportunities that our QS program has to offer. Next, you will learn more about our faculty and current students with a quick clue game. You will also get the opportunity to meet program faculty and hear about the exciting projects and opportunities in their labs. Current QS students will be available for a Q&A session to answer all of your burning questions.
Therapeutics & Pharmacology Please join the Therapeutics and Pharmacology (TAP) Program for an afternoon of fun and scientific enlightenment. Session participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the program, meet faculty via a fun game of video trivia, and interact with program students during a session of Q&A.
Friday, August 27 (2:30-4:30 p.m.)
Biochemistry & Cell Biology You are cordially invited to join the Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BCB) orientation session - we look forward to meeting you! After a brief introduction, our faculty and current students will host “speed networking” where you will get a chance to chat with each program participant, then move to the next table for another interactive conversation. Boxed meals will be provided after the session. (MSB B100 and Leather Lounge)
Immunology Are you interested in Immunology? Join us Friday, August 27th, for the opportunity to network with our students and faculty. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss projects related to microbial resistance, ROS, Kras-mutant lung adenocarcinoma, flow cytometry, cell sorting, neutrophil turnover, and immune cell metabolic reprogramming. Program students will also be available to discuss their research, life as a GSBS student, and adapting to life as a Houstonian.
Last updated 8/17/2021