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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Curriculum

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Students in Neuro at JAX participate in activities and courses at both The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME, and the Sackler School in Boston, MA. Students begin their graduate studies with a summer rotation at JAX, where they get to know JAX faculty and students.

The summer term is followed by a Fall semester of courses in Boston, giving them a chance to interact with Sackler faculty and students. In the Spring semester, Neuro at JAX students return to JAX, where they complete their research rotations, remaining coursework (largely via videoconferencing), and begin their thesis dissertation research.

Like all Neuroscience PhD students, Neuro at JAX students have their first thesis advisory committee meeting in the fall of the second year and take their PhD Qualifying Examination in the spring semester of the second year.

Thesis committee meetings, qualifying exams, and dissertation defenses all take place at JAX, with videoconferencing to enable continued interactions with, and guidance from, the Sackler community.

The chart below provides an overview of the curriculum.

Year 1

Jackson & Sackler
 Year 2

Jackson
Year 3 and Beyond

Jackson

Summer - Jackson

Laboratory Rotation

Summer

Select Thesis Mentor

Develop Thesis Proposal

Summer

Graduate Research

Fall - Sackler

Coursework

Ethics training

Journal Club

Graduate Seminar

Laboratory Rotation

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

Graduate Seminar

Laboratory Rotation

Spring

Graduate Research

Journal Club

Research Presentations

Graduate Seminar

Spring

Graduate Research

Journal Club

Research Presentations

Graduate Seminar

Neuro at JAX Contact Info

Thomas Biederer, PhD
Robert Burgess, PhD
Program Directors

Administrative Office
Arnold 209
Phone: 617-636-3796
FAX: 617-636-2413