Genetics, Molecular & Cellular Biology Seminar Courses

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Graduate Seminar

The GMCB program seminar series features speakers from laboratories around the world who present their cutting-edge research. Typically there is time for students to meet and interact with the speakers. Students may often join them for lunch.

Student Research Presentations

All students will present their research in the form of an annual public talk. GMCB students in their first year present 10-minute talks on one of their lab rotations, while more advanced students give 30 minute talks.

These GMCB Program student research presentations are important learning experiences, which provide an opportunity to develop presentation skills and receive feedback on the state and direction of research from fellow students and GMCB faculty.

Journal Club

GMCB program students participate in a journal club facilitated by program faculty. Each week, one student will work with the faculty facilitator to select an article of interest to present.

During discussion of the paper, students critically evaluate the hypotheses, methods and conclusions of the article. This approach provides training in the essential skill of critical reading of the scientific literature and provides students with the opportunity to improve their presentation skills in a small, familiar and supportive environment.