MSTP Research in Progress Seminars
"Our MSTP Research in Progress is a friendly setting for students to share their research experiences with other members of the program. The presentations are informal and the meeting provides an opportunity for interaction among our students, who are at varied stages of their medical training."
— Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD
Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program, Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
The MSTP Research in Progress seminar series is a monthly dinner event in which MSTP students meet to present and discuss their ongoing research in an intimate, informal setting. MSTP students that are currently in the graduate school stage of their training take turns presenting at the seminars. Each month, one MSTP student presents current progress on his/her thesis research project to the other students. Students are free to ask questions and discuss the research. Faculty advisors and MSTP directors also attend the seminars and participate in the discussion. These seminars offer students the unique opportunity to learn about the research of fellow MSTP students in a wide variety of fields. In addition, the varied interests of the audience provide to the presenter the opportunity for critique and suggestions from others outside his/her immediate research field, and may promote collaborations with other laboratory groups.