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Graduate program orientations

The Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics and Plant Biological Sciences Graduate Program conduct orientation for new graduate students at Itasca Biological Station and Laboratoires. Incoming Plant Biological Science (PBS) graduate students attend orientation at the station for six days before the start of their first semester of graduate school. The orientation is designed to foster interactions among incoming students and PBS faculty and introduce students to research design and techniques.

Molecular, Cellular and Structural Biology Ph.D. students are introduced to the graduate program and its diverse areas of research at Itasca as well. For two weeks, students learn about the program through “hands-on” experience with a variety of research techniques and methods taught by our faculty in laboratory modules and research seminars at the field biology station.

Students in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience also begin their studies of Neuroscience in August Itasca. The students receive training in laboratory skills before they begin their laboratory rotations in the fall and have an opportunity to form strong bonds with fellow students and faculty in a relaxed setting.

Programs interested in holding courses, orientations or other events at Itasca should contact Program Coordinator Laura Domine to discuss possibilities.