The following orientation activities will take place during your first two weeks in the dept:
individual meetings with your faculty advisor:
All first year students (except those enrolled via the MSTP, who have already selected thesis labs) have been assigned a faculty advisor. You should plan on meeting with your advisor at least twice - once either during the department retreat or prior to the retreat, if you prefer, and then a second time toward the end of Autumn Quarter. It will be your responsibility to initiate these meetings (contact info is available via their faculty pages). Any meetings thereafter are at your discretion.
Your advisor will help you select lab rotations and help with other research or academic questions you may have.
Advisor assignments are:
Elizabeth Aguilar - Jay Shendure
Shawn Fayer - Maitreya Dunham
Sayeh Gorjifard - Doug Fowler
Hyeon-Jin Kim -
Michelle Noyes - Kelley Harris
Phoebe Parrish -
Chengxiang Qiu - Bill Noble
Sam Smukowski - Mike MacCoss
graduate student mentor
All incoming students (again, except MSTP students, who have already selected thesis labs) will be assigned a 3rd or 4th year graduate student mentor. The goal is that you will meet with your mentor at least twice: once at the department retreat, and once at a grad social event (time & location tbd). Any meetings thereafter are at your discretion. Contact info is available via the graduate student directory.
Mentor assignments will be determined soon.
early start on Genome 599
Genome 599 (grant writing) will begin before Autumn Quarter starts. The schedule will be determined in late August / early September.
2018 retreat: September 17-19, Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth WA
The dept retreat provides a nice opportunity for you to meet faculty and students and hear all about their research in a relaxed setting. You will be automatically signed up to attend. The department will provide transportation to the retreat. For those of you new to the area, Leavenworth is a funny place in a beautiful setting - it's Disneyland Bavaria, complete with mountains and beer.
date & location tbd
UW graduate students voted to unionize in 2004. This presentation will give you an introduction to your rights and benefits as a union member.
computing resources boot camp
Dr. Lea Starita & a GS IT staff person will provide an introduction to computing resources available in the department. Please be sure to bring your laptop.
early start on Genome 550
There will be a short intro meeting for Genome 550.
lab safety training
This is a general, campus-wide lab safety seminar presented by Environmental Health & Safety. Please see the lab safety training page for more information on training sessions you should complete. EH&S asks that you complete online Biosafety Training prior to this session.