All entering PhD Biomedical Sciences students are required to attend at least three virtual program sessions during Orientation. Program sessions are optional for MS students. Please use the links below to familiarize yourself with the programs and sign up here for at least three sessions by Friday, August 14.
Monday, August 24
- Immunology 3-5 p.m.
- Learn about the research in Immunology program labs and interact with program students and faculty through faculty and student information panels.
Tuesday, August 25
- Biochemistry and Cell Biology 3-5 p.m.
- Please join the BCB program students and faculty to learn all about the diverse research, training activities and student leadership opportunities in the program! In a highly interactive session, first year students will have the opportunity to meet with representative faculty as well as several of our highly engaged student leaders. Learn all about what makes the BCB community special and highly student-oriented; identify research mentors and student mentors. Tune in to see how you can become involved in an outstanding and highly engaged program of faculty and student colleagues!
Wednesday, August 26
- Quantitative Sciences 3-5 p.m.
- The Quantitative Sciences Program Session will begin with a welcome from the Program Directors, including a brief overview of the program. Next, will be the opportunity to chat with 10 of the QS faculty, who are seeking students in their labs, during a speed networking session. The session will also include a roundtable session by a small group of current QS program students to provide additional information and answer questions.
Thursday, August 27
- Neuroscience 12:30-2:30 p.m.
- The Neuroscience program is excited to welcome all new students! Still not sure which area you want to pursue for your PhD? Come and explore the opportunities in our program. Eleven representative neuroscience faculty members with well-funded research programs will mingle with you, briefly introduce their research and answer any questions you might have. No background in neuroscience is required and all are welcome. You will also have a separate Q&A meeting with current Neuroscience students without faculty. Come, explore, relax and enjoy!
- Genetic and Epigenetics 3-5 p.m.
- Learn about the breadth of research in G&E program labs - from cancer genetics, epigenetics and developmental genetics to human genetics and genome maintenance & repair. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and interact with G&E faculty and students through a Q&A panel with five G&E students, speed networking with 8 faculty in small student groups, and at posters presented by a small number of G&E faculty and students at the end.
Friday, August 28
- Therapeutics and Pharmacology 9:30-11:30 a.m.
- Learn about the research in TAP program labs and interact with program students and faculty through short talks, student panel, and faculty speed networking.
- Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 12-2 p.m.
- The Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (MID) Program Session will begin with a welcome from the MID Student Advisory Committee followed by the Program Director and Co-Director. They will present a brief overview of the program and how the program is adapting during the COVID pandemic. Next will be an opportunity to virtually tour multiple MID program labs. Each lab will give a short presentation by the PI introducing their research topic and general techniques, a virtual “walking tour of the lab”, meeting other lab members, and discussion of ongoing projects suitable for rotations. Finally, the session concludes with an interactive roundtable Q&A session with a small group of current MID program students to provide additional information on the program and overall graduate life.
- Cancer Biology 2:30-4:30 p.m.
- The Cancer Biology Program session will kick off with a welcome from the Program Directors to share program information. Next, will be the opportunity to chat with 7 of the CB faculty, who are seeking students in their labs, during a speed networking session. Additionally, 9 Cancer Biology Program faculty will give short talks to describe what a project in their lab would be like.