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Featured Upcoming Events

Dissertation Defense: Zoe Guttman (Neuroscience)

September 28, 202110:00 am / 12:00 pm
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Final Defense

PhD Candidate:  Zoe Guttman

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Grad School Hacks: Finding a Compatible Research Advisor and Lab

September 30, 20214:00 pm / 5:30 pm
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Effective mentoring is critical in academic advancement and has been linked to greater productivity, research independence, and career satisfaction. Despite the importance of mentoring to career success, ...


Dissertation Defense: Gloria Hernandez (Cell & Developmental Biology)

October 14, 20212:00 pm / 4:00 pm
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Gloria Hernandez is a Molecular Biology Ph.D. student of Dr. Luisa Iruela-Arispe, ...


Grad School Hacks: Aligning Expectations with Your Mentor

October 14, 20214:00 pm / 5:30 pm
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A shared understanding of what each person expects is critical to establishing effective ...


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Home Areas are designed to unite students and faculty in cohesive groups organized by research focus, while also allowing first-year students to rotate in laboratories outside the Home Area...