poster fair

Every year members of the CMDB program travel to an off-campus site for a retreat.  Past locations include the Purity Springs Resort in New Hampshire, the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, and the Sea Crest Resort in Falmouth on Cape Cod. 

The retreat provides time for both scientific and social interactions.  All students present posters on their work, and many of the faculty give updates on their research.  A Keynote Speaker highlights the science portion of the Retreat. 

Social activities vary depending upon the location, but include canoeing, softball, soccer, touch football, beach volleyball.  Of course, no CMDB Retreat would be complete without some music, dancing and evaluation of the mood-elevating properties of certain metabolic by-products of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Student Awards


Student awards recognize research achievement and celebrate the accomplishments of our students.
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Explore Boston

Public Garden

Boston is a great walking city.  Beacon Hill, Back Bay and Newbury Street are just a few exciting destinations.

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development