The MSTP hosts a variety of academic events throughout the year to which the UIC faculty and student community is cordially invited. These events include various seminar series every year:  Lunch Seminars, a monthly Dinner Seminar (reservations required), a series of student Grand Rounds at various times throughout the year, and student Thesis Defense seminars.

In June, the student body travels to an off-site resort for a 2-day Retreat filled with intellectual stimulation provided by a distinguished keynote speaker and interactive break-out sessions, as well as recreation and relaxation. In November, the MSTP student participate in the annual all-COM Student Research Form to which they append their own Research Symposium featuring talks by several of the advanced students. The calendar below will be updated as new events become scheduled for the academic year 2015-2016.

August 17, 2015- M1 and M2 Classes Begin

August 27, 2015 5:30pm- Dinner Seminar  Suite 300 CSN  - Mark Rasenick, PhD from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.  "G Proteins, Microtubules and the Biology of Depression: New Clues to the Blues."  (see flyer here)

September 1, 2015- 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Seminar Suite 300 CSN- Alan McLachlan PhD from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. "Overview of Research Opportunities in Microbiology and Immunology."

September 7, 2015- No School- Labor Day Holiday

September 10, 2015- 12:30-1:30pm Lunch Seminar Suite 300 CSN - Kosta Pajcini, PhD from the Department of Pharmacology.  "The Role of the Notch Singaling in Fetal Hematopoietic Development and Disorders"

September 15, 2015 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Seminar Suite 300 CSN- John Larson, PhD Director of the Neuroscience Program.  "Overview of Research Opportunities in Neuroscience."

September 22, 2015 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Seminar Suite 300 CSN- Thomas Royston, PhD Department Chair of Bioengineering.  "Overview of Research Opportunities in Bioengineering."

October 27, 2015 12:30-1:30pm  Lunch Seminar Suite 300 CSN- Andrei Karginov, PhD from the Department of Pharmacology.

November 2, 2015 - MSTP Candidate Interviews for admission fall 2016.

November 18, 2015 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Seminar Suite 300 CSN- Patricia Finn, MD Department Chair of Medicine.  "Overview of Research Opportunities in Medicine."