Current Students

Graduate Thesis Defense

Friday, October 20, 2017
3:00 P.M.
Edmund and Arlene Grossman Auditorium
400 Farmington Ave.

Abhijit Deb Roy
Cell Analysis and Modeling Area of Concentration

"Plexin-B1 signaling in contact inhibition of locomotion between osteoclasts and osteoblasts"

PI: Dr. Yi Wu

Career Forums

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Low Learning Center

>>Session I: 1:15-2:10 PM

"Cover Letters and Professional Communication"
Each of your professional documents has a different role in the job search and application processes. Too often the cover letter is written as a summary of one’s CV or résumé, but this is not the best strategy for crafting this document. Gain insights and effective tips for writing cover letters, outreach emails, and strategic thank you notes. Learn about content to write and various formats. This session will be a mix of knowledge acquisition and practice. Please feel free to bring your technology to take notes and/or to revise existing documents.

>>Session II: 2:15-3:00 PM

"Versatile Ph.D."
Doctorates go many places. They're in academia, government, non-profits, industry. They're on the faculty track and off it. They use their skills, their knowledge, their agile minds, their expertise. They're happy. They're successful. They feel rewarded by what they're doing. But how did they get there? Versatile PhD is a resource that helps you answer that question. Learn how to navigate Versatile PhD and benefit from the career content it contains.

Kay Kimball Gruder
Assistant Director
Graduate Student Center Programs and Services

Thursday, November 16, 2017
1:30 P.M.
Low Learning Center

"Next Gen PhD: Where PhDs Land and How to Get There"

This workshop will provide an up-to-date assessment of the current career landscape facing doctoral recipients and postdocs in the sciences. Author Melanie Sinche will share new research data and profiles of recent science doctoral recipients across a wide range of disciplines to demonstrate the breadth of occupations that doctoral recipients currently hold, along with proven strategies for landing potential occupations for advanced degree candidates. 

Melanie Sinche
Director of Education
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
2:00 P.M.
Onyiuke Dining Room

"Career Transition to Technology Transfer and Industry "

Pragmatic exploration of opportunities in technology transfer and industry. Connect with people, make new friends, and find a career path that is enjoyable and productive.

Vaibhav Saini, PhD
Licensing Director (Life Sciences)
University of Connecticut
Office of the Vice President for Research
Technology Commercialization Services

Save the Date!

Friday, October 27, 2017
2:15-4:30 PM

Annual Fall Open House
for prospective Biomedical Science Ph.D. students

This event is an opportunity for prospective students for the Biomedical Science PhD program to meet with faculty and students from our seven areas of concentration, hear scientific talks by a current graduate student and faculty member, and tour the facility. To RSVP to this event, please email