Coursework and Research Schedule

PhD Students

YEAR 1
Fall

BIOM 600 Cell Biology and Biochemistry
IMUN 506 Immune Mechanisms
IMUN 601 Cellular Immunology
First Laboratory Rotation
Journal Club
 

Spring

BIOM 555 Eukaryotic Gene Expression
BIOM 611 Biological Data Analysis
IMUN 507 Immune Functions
Second Laboratory Rotation
Journal Club
Rotation Talk (May)

Summer

Third Laboratory Rotation




 

YEAR 2
Fall

IMUN 899 Pre-Dissertation Research
Elective (optional)
Journal Club
 

Spring

IMUN 899 Pre-Dissertation Research
IMUN 607 Grant Writing
Journal Club
Preliminary Exam

Summer

Dissertation Research


 

YEARS 3+
Fall

Dissertation Research

Spring

Dissertation Research

Summer

Dissertation Research

Combined Degree (MD/PhD and VMD/PhD) Students

Note: Combined Degree Students complete one laboratory rotation in the summer between Years 1 and 2. See the MD/PhD and VMD/PhD websites for more information.

YEAR 3
Fall

IMUN 506 Immune Mechanisms
Second & Third Lab Rotations
Journal Club
Rotation Talk (December)

 

Spring

BIOM 555 Eukaryotic Gene Expression
BIOM 611 Biological Data Analysis *
IMUN 507 Immune Functions
IMUN 899 Pre-Dissertation Research
Journal Club
Preliminary Exam (May)

Summer

Dissertation Research




 

YEAR 4
Fall

Dissertation Research
Elective (optional)
Journal Club
 

Spring

IMUN 607 Grant Writing
BIOM 611 Biological Data Analysis *
Dissertation Research
Journal Club

Summer

Dissertation Research


 

YEARS 5+
Fall

Dissertation Research

Spring

Dissertation Research

Summer

Dissertation Research


* Combined degree students can take BIOM 611 Biological Data Analysis in Year 3 or 4.