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Curriculum

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Students in the JAX Track participate in activities and courses at both The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME, and the Sackler School in Boston, MA. JAX Track PhD students spend the Fall semester of their first year at Sackler in Boston, where they complete the majority of their coursework and conduct one lab rotation. JAX Track PhD students perform three research rotations at JAX in Bar Harbor, from which they choose a dissertation mentor and lab. The qualifying exam takes place at the end of the first year, after which students embark on their thesis research at JAX.

The chart below provides an overview of the curriculum. More information about the curriculum and specific courses can be found in the Sackler Catalog

 

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

Contact Information

Pamela Yelick, PhD
Gareth Howell, PhD
Program Directors

Administrative Office
Stearns 514
Phone: 617-636-6836
Fax: 617-636-2990