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Recurring Events:

Annual Symposium and Poster Session

Fall 2014 Symposium

To launch the academic year, CMB hosts a Symposium featuring a high-profile scientist as keynote speaker.  The seminar is followed by a poster session and reception at which every lab in the CMB Program participates.

CMB Retreat

CMB holds an off-campus weekend retreat in the Spring. It features a prominent keynote speaker, a career panel by CMB alumni, short oral presentations of research (format as at a national meeting) and poster session-mixer.  We welcome new students and faculty, and congratulate student awardees.  Lots of time for recreation and socializing.

Student-Faculty Lunches

One venue for CMB students and CMB faculty to interact informally takes place at the highly lauded Student-Faculty Lunch series. Small groupings of students and faculty who share common research interests chat at bi-monthly lunches in a relaxed setting. Topics range from research discussions that have led to new directions for some projects, to career advice, to programmatic features that have facilitated training innovations for students and faculty.

Career Development Workshops

CMB runs informal workshops on topics such as: grant writing, giving effective presentations, how to get the most out of going to a meeting, preparing a cv, how to look for a postdoc.

The Career Committe will be hosting a 90 minute Active Career Exploration Workshop and introduction to the ACE Program for Biological Science Ph.D.s and postdocs. Download the program document here: Cold-emails and hot coffee (PDF)