Curriculum

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Students entering the Mammalian Genetics at JAX track begin their studies the first week of July. The first summer is spent in Bar Harbor where students will complete their first course work and conduct a research rotation.  Students will return to the Sackler campus in September and complete additional courses and research rotations, with the opportunity to return to Jackson for additional research rotations and course work. 

Students will select their thesis adviser at the end of their first year from the participating faculty at The Jackson Laboratory and begin their dissertation work at the end of their first year.  The chart below provides an overview of the curriculum.

More information about the curriculum and specific courses can be found in the Sackler Catalog.  download pdf

 

Year 1
Jackson & Sackler
 Year 2
Jackson
Year 3 and Beyond
Jackson

Summer - Jackson

Coursework
Laboratory Rotation

Summer

Qualifying Exam
Select Thesis Mentor
Develop Thesis Proposal

Summer

Graduate Research

Fall - Sackler

Coursework
Ethics training
Journal Club
Research Presentations
Graduate Seminar
Laboratory Rotations

Fall

Complete Courses
Graduate Research
Journal Club
Research Presentations
Graduate Seminar

Fall

Graduate Research
Journal Club
Research Presentations
Graduate Seminar

Spring - Jackson

Coursework
Journal Club
Research Presentations
Graduate Seminar
Laboratory Rotation

Spring

Graduate Research
Journal Club
Research Presentations
Graduate Seminar

Spring

Graduate Research
Journal Club
Research Presentations
Graduate Seminar

Apply to the Sackler School

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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

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research