Program Activities

UW MSTP students frequently meet formally and informally to share ideas and enjoy life outside of school. Some of the MSTP-sponsored events are:

2019 MSTP Entering Class

The 2019 entering class visit the MSTP office, home of the student lounge and journal club

MSTP Annual Retreat

MSTP students gather for the annual summer retreat

MSTP Retreat Poster Session

Students at the MSTP summer retreat participate in a poster session

Directors' Brunch

MSTP students catch up with Program Director Dr. Marshall Horwitz

White Coat Ceremony

New MSTP students receive their white coats

Q&A with the Directors

MSTP directors hold a Q&A at the annual retreat

MSTP Retreat

MSTP students and their families meet at one of the many state parks in Washington State for a summer retreat. We welcome incoming students and share science and fellowship. Recent locations have included Semiahmoo Resort, Fort Ebey State Park, Twanoh State Park, and Sleeping Lady Resort.

Weekly Journal Club & Monthly Dinner Meetings

These meetings focus on new journal articles and on the research of MSTP students and faculty mentors. The journal club is organized by and for students. The monthly dinners are open to MSTP students and faculty. All involve supper.

2020-21 MSTP Dinner Meeting Dates & Presenter Information

September 17, 2020

Faculty Speaker: Neil King, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Student Speaker: Anna-Lisa Doebley (E-15)
Graduate Student, Molecular and Cellular Biology

November 19, 2020

Faculty Speakers: Josh Woodward, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology

Student Speaker: David Bacsik (E-15)
Graduate Student, Genome Sciences

January 7, 2021

Faculty Speaker: Jesse Bloom, PhD
Associate Professor, Basic + Public Health Sciences, FHCRC

Student Speaker: Shivam Zaver (E-15)
Graduate Student, MCB

January 28, 2021

Faculty Speaker: Rosana Risques, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology

Student Speaker: Allen Roberts (E-15)
Graduate Student, Epidemiology

February 11, 2021

Faculty Speaker: Ashleigh Theberge, PhD
Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Student Speaker: Gabe Erion (E-15)
Graduate Student, Computer Science and Engineering

February 25, 2021

Faculty Speaker: Bessie Young, MD, MPH
Professor, Division of Nephrology
Section Head, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion

Student Speaker: Kate Crawford (E-15)
Graduate Student, Genome Sciences

April 22, 2021

Faculty Speaker: Andrew Stergachis, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medical Genetics

Student Speaker: Jose Pineda (E-15)
Graduate Student, Genome Sciences

Quarterly Directors’ Suppers

1st and 2nd year students have informal suppers with our directors to discuss lab choices, coursework, and any other issues. Students will have met individually with directors between these supper meetings.

Directors’ Brunches

In the fall, we meet at the home of one of the directors for brunch and conversation.