Current Students

Graduate Thesis Defense

Tuesday, February 21st
2:00 PM, Low Learning Center

Dhivya Kumar
Biomedical Science Ph.D. program
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Area of Concentration

“Control of Ciliogenesis by an Evolutionarily Ancient Peptide Amidating Enzyme

Major Advisor: Drs. Betty Eipper and Stephen King


Monday, February 27th
3:30 PM, Low Learning Center

Paurvi Shinde
Biomedical Science Ph.D. program
Immunology Area of Concentration

“Investigating the Role of Adjuvants, Lipopolysaccharide and Polyionosinic:Polycytidilic Acid in Boosting CD4 T Cell Responses

Major Advisor: Dr. Anthony Vella

Career Forums

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
1:30 AM in L-5040

Cynthia Fuhrmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Career & Professional Development
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Graduate School of Biomedical Science
University of Massachusetts Medical School

"Advancing your research and career through strategic planning"

Many trainees are unsure of what direction they want their career to take. And, regardless of the career path(s) you are pursuing, today’s scientist faces a competitive job market that rewards productivity in the lab, stellar communication skills, a strong professional network, and professional confidence.  Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP) is one way to help you strategically work toward these goals, advocate for yourself, and take advantage of lucky opportunities that might come along.  This workshop is designed to prepare scientists for creating their IDP, with practical strategies for evaluating career options, setting achievable goals, engaging mentors, and adapting to change as your plan progresses.

Save the Date!

Monday, June 26, 2017
Various Locations

34th Annual Graduate Student Research Day

Graduate Student Research Day celebrates the research of current graduate students at UConn Health. The day-long event includes a student poster session and oral presentations, a scientific talk by 2016-17 Lepow Award winner Joseph Ryan (MD/PhD student, PI: Dr. Anthony Vella), and a keynote address.  This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Mark Tuszynski, M.D., Ph.D.,  Professor of Neurosciences at the University of California-San Diego.