Research Rotations and Dissertation Advisor

Research Rotations and Dissertation Advisor G1 – G2

  • Students are encouraged to do research rotations beginning in the G1 year.

  • Students can rotate in several labs but are encouraged to choose their dissertation research lab by the middle of the G2 year. If desired, all rotations can be conducted in a single lab.

  • Rotations are required during the first and second summers.

  • Students conducting research prior to submitting a Dissertation Proposal must register for pre-dissertation research (SHBT 333r).

  • By middle of the G2 year, students should choose a Dissertation Advisor and begin conducting research in the area of their dissertation project. The preliminary work from rotation(s) usually forms the basis for the written research document submitted for the Oral Qualifying Exam in the Area of Concentration.



















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