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Calendar

Aug 24, 2014
12:00 PM
Club Fair Brunch
Block/Lubin Lawn

 

Sep 08, 2014
3:30 PM
Faculty Poster Session Day 1
Lubin Dining Hall

Thesis Defense Seminars

Thursday, September 04, 2014
12:00 PM

"Structural Basis for Signaling in the TNF and TNFR Superfamilies"
Weifeng Liu

Monday, September 15, 2014
5:00 PM

4th Annual Declaration Celebration
TBA

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PhD Program

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
— Albert Einstein

Einstein’s extraordinary graduate experience produces independent biomedical scientists capable of carrying out significant, award-winning scientific work to improve the health and well- being of humankind.

Our Ph.D. program now boasts over 1,200 graduates employed in a wide range of academic scientific careers, as well as in non-academic settings worldwide.

First Explore, Then Decide

You apply directly to our PhD program, not to a specific department. This allows you to gain exposure many areas of research before making an informed decision about your thesis work. 

The PhD Program Experience

1st Year 2nd Year 3rd-5th Years
  • Four graduate courses (2/semester)
  • Three laboratory rotations
  • Declare laboratory for thesis research
 
  • Take qualifying exam writing workshop
  • Take qualifying exam
  • Continue advanced graduate courses
  • Start thesis research
  • Fellowship applications
  • Advisory committee meetings
  • Seminars
  • Full-time thesis research
  • Career and professional skills development 
  • Thesis workshop
  • Thesis defense
  • Advisory committee meetings
  • Seminars
  • Graduation

Mentoring

Our graduate program is known for its high level of personalized mentoring. You choose a mentor who will guide you through your research, and an advisory committee to provide additional perspective and feedback to guide you through your thesis work.

Layered Learning

  • research seminars
  • journal clubs
  • special interest research clubs
  • work-in progress sessions
  • departmental retreats
  • graduate student research symposia
  • national research meetings where students present their work

Collaborative Culture

You are part of an open-door environment where you are encouraged to share information and resources with fellow students and faculty.

Interdisciplinary Research

You work with students and faculty from a variety of disciplines across the institution. Our students are known for their unique ability to develop novel, cross-disciplinary areas of investigation.

Advising

You meet regularly with the Directors of the Graduate Division at a variety of gatherings and develop an individualized curriculum based on your scientific background, interests, and goals.

Gatherings include:

  • pizza meetings
  • thesis preparation workshops
  • career workshops
  • qualifying exam workshops
 

Important Dates

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September 2014

Recruitment opens  

September 2

Fall 2015 application opens

December 15

Deadline for Fall 2015 application

Mid-January - early March 2015

Applicant Interviews (candidates are contacted for interviews)

March 2015

Julius Marmur Symposium and revisit day for accepted students

April 15

Accepted students submit final decision

August 2015

Entering Class of 2015 begins

 
 
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