Weekly group conferences concerning ongoing graduate students and postdoctoral research immunology. Students may register for more than one conference each quarter. Prerequisite: Immunology graduate student and permission of instructor Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
Departmental faclulty hold weekly conferences to review, critiqe and discuss the research being done in the laboratories, including the topics that comprise the students' doctoral research projects.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The course uses a presentation/interactive discussion format with active participation by each student. Students attend this research conference along with other members of the Savan lab each week.
Reading assignments of literature relevant to the research conducted by the student and well versed with the literature that has made seminal discoveries in the field. Relevant literature that will be used as background for the research conference.
Class assignments and grading
Student evaluations are based on two types of participation: Each student makes a formal presentation of his or her research to other members of the Savan laboratory no less than once per quarter. Presentations are expected to consist of background (including a brief review of the relevant literature), research goals and hypotheses, research results (both recent and cumulative), summary of the findings, interim conclusions, and discussion of plans for the future. The student must respond to questions and critiques by Dr. Savan, post-doctoral fellows, and other students and research scientists in the laboratory.