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CELL AND MOLECULAR GENETICS TRAINING PROGRAM ACADEMIC PROGRAM
- Collaborative and Innovative education emphasis: Our aim is to produce students who will think outside the box of their daily research and reading.
- Program students are introduced to an intensive way to research in a biology boot camp. Modeled to some extent on the intensive summer courses at Woods Hole.
- Emphasize quantitative backgrounds for cutting-edge biomedical research through a course in Biostatistics
- Exposure to topics related to human health, physiology, disease through the course: "Intervention in Molecular Pathways and Human Disease states".
Training program students complete the general curriculum requirements as established by their home graduate program (Division of Biological Sciences or Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry). Additionally, CMG students participate in the following:
- "Advances in Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms" (BGGN 290) - Students attend weekly seminars in which top scientists in biological and biological sciences present their current work. Fellows meet with a faculty member before the seminar and one of the fellows presents a recent paper from the speaker's lab. The paper presentation is followed by a critical discussion of the recent research from the speaker.
- "Scientific Ethics" (SOMI 226), Course in Responsible and Ethical Conduct in Science - held each spring quarter.
- Biannual CMG Research Colloquia - Twice each academic year a research colloquia is held in which five or six CMG fellows give research talks about their PhD projects. The presentation is to their fellow trainees as well as many training faculty who are in attendance. Each fellow is required to give one of these talks.
- CMG Hosted Workshops - fellows attend workshops about topics pertinent to PhD training. Topics are selected after soliciting ideas from CMG fellows.
- CMG Hosted Divisional Seminar Speakers - At least one slot in the Division of Biological Sciences weekly seminar series is reserved for the CMG Program Speaker.
- Trainee Welcome and Idea Lunch - held at the beginning of each academic year. This is a formal lunch for new and current trainees. This forum allows for an introduction of the new trainees and provides a unique opportunity to discuss ideas, issues and opportunities for the CMG program.
- Annual Conference with the Program Director and Executive Director - Each trainee has an annual, one-on-one meeting with the Program Director and the Executive Director to discuss how the trainee's work is going and to discuss any issues, ideas or concerns.