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Forming your thesis committee

The student should work closely with his or her advisor(s) on the composition of the Thesis Committee. The committee must include the advisor/co-advisors, a Chair, and at least three other members, one of whom must be external to Penn/CHOP/Wistar. The chair must be of Associate Professor rank or higher, and must be a member of GCB. The chair also cannot be a close collaborator with your advisor(s). Students should aim for diversity of field of expertise and gender in their committee. Once the committee members are selected, they must be approved by the Graduate Group Chair.

Advice from current students on choosing your thesis chair/committee:

Advice on choosing an external committee member:
For an example email on contacting your external committee member, please contact Maureen.