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:
Robin Aguilar - Jay Shendure
Shawn Fayer - Maitreya Dunham
Sayeh Gorjifard - Doug Fowler
Hyeon-Jin Kim - Cole Trapnell
Michelle Noyes - Kelley Harris
Phoebe Parrish - Evan Eichler
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.
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.
early start on Genome 599
Genome 599 (grant writing) will begin before Autumn Quarter starts:
Thursday, 9/20, 2:00 – 4:00, Foege S-448
new time: Tuesday, 9/25, 3:30 - 5:30, Foege S-448
Tuesday, 10/2, 2:00 – 4:00, Foege S-230
Tuesday, 10/9, 2:00 – 4:00, Foege S-230
Tuesday, 10/16, 2:00 – 4:00, Foege S-230
early start on Genome 550
Thursday, 9/20, 4:00, Foege S-040
There will be a short intro meeting for Genome 550.
computing resources boot camp
Monday, September 24
10:00 - 2:00, Foege S-110
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.
Tuesday, September 25
9:00, Foege S-110
UW graduate students voted to unionize in 2004. This presentation will give you an introduction to your rights and benefits as a union member.
lab safety training
Tuesday, September 25
1:30 – 3:00, Kane Hall 130 | flier
This is a general, campus-wide lab safety seminar presented by Environmental Health & Safety. You have already been registered for this event. Please see the lab safety training page for more information on training sessions you should complete.
faculty research presentations
There will be weekly presentations by faculty members throughout Autumn Quarter to provide an overview of their research. Talks will be held on Fridays in Foege S-110, before research reports, during Autumn Quarter. Please check the presentation schedule for more information.