Incoming GSBS students shop for interesting lab placements

August 31, 2012

Incoming Graduate School of Biomedical Science students will check out posters representing the many laboratories and researchers at UMass Medical School on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room and the Medical School new lobby. Students will be on the lookout for interesting research or an intriguing laboratory where they could spend a two- or three-month rotation, while researchers will be looking to fill openings in their laboratories for researchers-in-training.

Part of the GSBS curriculum involves two to five rotations over the first year of study, giving students a chance to learn the principles of scientific inquiry and the concepts and techniques of several different scientific fields. By the end of their first year, students must commit to a laboratory and begin focusing on a dissertation area.

Hear GSBS Dean Anthony Carruthers, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and microbiology & physiological systems, talk about the importance of this event in a video from last year’s poster session.

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GSBS students learn about research possibilities at poster presentation