Suggested Seminars and Lectures

In addition to attendance at courses and lectures on the responsible conduct of research, students will be expected to attend a variety of seminars, special lectures, and weekly journal club meetings that will feature a number of research areas and research-related topics. Although not typical, student attendees can earn and apply credits to fulfill curricular objectives in advanced scientific degree programs in the School, should they decide to embark on them after completing the YEAR Program. Examples of the types of didactic sessions offered to YEAR Program students throughout the term are given below.

"What's Up at the CCM?"

Stephen McSorley, PhD, Leader
This seminar series is held each week throughout the year. This seminar provides updates on the research in progress at the Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM). All CCM students and faculty are expected to participate. Graduate students use this forum for research progress and exit seminars.  It allows students at all levels to critically evaluate and discuss research approaches using various animal models of human disease. Frequently outside speakers present recent research progress. This seminar series, which is held in Conference Room 1008 at the Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM), is a well-attended seminar series that brings in students, faculty and staff from across campus. Lively discussions among attending faculty and students follow each seminar. The seminar series is offered for elective credit, which is available to (and has been used by) veterinary students.

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Frontiers in Pharmacology Lecture Series

Each year the Department of Pharmacology invites distinguished researchers to present their work on topics broadly related to pharmacology. Topics range from those closely aligned with the research interests of the department to areas of interest to researchers across the UC Davis campus and the UC Davis School of Medicine. All seminars are held in the Genome Building Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. 


Joint Seminars in Molecular Biology

Seminar speakers are invited by trainees from the T32 Molecular and Cellular Biology training program.

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Perspectives in Neuroscience Series

The Perspectives in Neuroscience Series is the official formal seminar series at the Center for Neuroscience. For this Seminar Series, the faculty host a Pre-Perspectives Discussion of the general issues related to the month¹s seminar topic, usually a relatively informal discussion the night before the seminar. Our graduate students and post-docs meet all the speakers in the Perspectives Series at a catered lunch hour and an informal meeting following the seminar.

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MIND Institute Distinguished Lecture Series 

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series is now in its 13th season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders.  These monthly presentations (October 2015 - June 2016) are intended for both specialists and community members.  All lectures are free and open to the public and no reservations are necessary (seating is limited).  For more information about the Distinguished Lecturer Series, contact Mellissa Miller at (916) 703-0237.

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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminar Series

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