Incoming GSBS students look for the perfect laboratory fit

back button

Convocation 2011, UMass Worcester, September 15, 2011

Poster session gives a comprehensive look at possibilities for first-year rotations 

By Bryan Goodchild
UMass Medical School Communications


Incoming Graduate School of Biomedical Science students circulated among more than 60 posters presented on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Faculty Conference Room and Medical School lobbies, on the lookout for interesting research or an intriguing laboratory where they could spend a two- or three-month rotation. In turn, researchers enthusiastically explained their life’s work as they looked to fill openings in their laboratories for researchers-in-training.

Part of the GSBS curriculum involves two to six rotations over the first year of study, giving students a chance to learn the principles of scientific inquiry and the concepts and techniques of several different scientific fields. By the end of their first year, students must commit to a laboratory and begin focusing on a dissertation area.

Hear GSBS Dean Anthony Carruthers, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and microbiology & physiological systems, talk about the importance of this event in this video.