Recurring Events

Annual Symposium & Poster Session

To launch the academic year, CMB hosts a Symposium featuring a high-profile scientist as keynote speaker.  The seminar is followed by a poster session and reception at which every lab in the CMB Program participates. 

CMB Retreat

The CMB Retreat features a prominent keynote speaker, a career panel by CMB alumni, short oral presentations of research (format as at a national meeting) and poster session-mixer.  We welcome new students and faculty, and congratulate student awardees.  Lots of time for recreation and socializing.

Career Development Workshops

CMB runs informal workshops on topics such as: grant writing, giving effective presentations, how to get the most out of going to a meeting, preparing a cv, how to look for a postdoc.

For those of you who missed our Active Career Exploration (ACE) workshops for figuring out your career while juggling busy lab schedules, we are publishing the ACE method in Science Careers. The article series is written so you can follow along and do the workshop yourself. See this link for stories and quotes from past participants. Click here for the 'Cold E-mails and Hot Coffee' career guidebook.

 Social Committee Events

 Sample of Past Events:

  • Summer Welcome Picnic
  • Happy Hour
  • Trivia Night
  • Apple Picking
  • Haunted House
  • Holiday Party

 Always looking for new ideas!!!

New Faculty Lunches

For 1st year PIBS-CMB students to meet new CMB faculty who are looking for rotation students.

Admissions & Recruitment Opportunities

CMB students act as hosts for interview weekends & attend recruitment conferences (SACNAS, ABRCMS).

Summer Journal Club

CMB students meet over appetizers and drinks to discuss relevant research articles.

Faculty Program Advisors

In addition to PIBS staff and Faculty Mentors, the CMB Director & Associate Directors advise students in each cohort (i.e. PIBS students, 2nd yr students, 3rd year, etc.) at various points throughout the year.

Student Advisors

CMB students advise first year students, along with CMB Director.

Program Committee

CMB student representatives participate in Program Committee meetings with Director, Associate Directors, and CMB Faculty from programs all over campus.

NSF Fellowship Workshop

CMB students and CMB Faculty conduct NSF Fellowship workshop to assist with application process.