Our invited seminar program brings speakers from laboratories around the world to interact with the students and other members of the Program. The seminars integrated with two other graduate programs, Immunology and Molecular Microbiology . Seminars are usually presented at noon on Wednesday. Each speaker has an informal lunch with interested students (and no faculty). Frequently, students hold a journal club to discuss the recent work of the speaker. Each year students invite and host several guest speakers.
Genetics Seminar Schedule
Student Research Workshop
Once a year each student engaged in thesis research is required to present a 40 - 50 minute seminar describing his/her current findings and plans for future work. These workshops are held weekly and are attended by all students and by faculty, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and technicians. The presentations provide the opportunity for research students to benefit from the experience of the members of the audience. The presentations are also used by the members of thesis advisory committees as a measure of the student's progress. These seminars also provide valuable training in presentation skills. T First year students also present, using work done for one rotation as the subject of the seminar.
Research Workshop Schedule
Many research laboratories take part in regular inter-laboratory meetings at which current results, hypotheses and technical problems are presented for discussion. These meetings are open to all members of the participating laboratories.
All Genetics Program students participate in journal club until they have obtained permission to write the thesis. Students select papers of current interest and prepare a presentation after consultation with the faculty. Faculty members participate on a rotating basis and provide feedback and expertise. Meetings are held on a weekly basis during the academic year.