UW MSTP students frequently meet formally and informally to share ideas and enjoy life outside of school. Some of the MSTP-sponsored events are:
The 2019 entering class visit the MSTP office, home of the student lounge and journal club
MSTP students gather for the annual summer retreat
Students at the MSTP summer retreat participate in a poster session
MSTP students catch up with Program Director Dr. Marshall Horwitz
New MSTP students receive their white coats
MSTP directors hold a Q&A at the annual 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.
2021-22 MSTP Dinner Meeting Dates & Presenter Information
October 7, 2021
Faculty Speaker: Jhimmy Talbot, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
Student Speaker: Alec Wilkens (E-16), Riddell Lab, Molecular & Cellular Biology
November 18, 2021
Faculty Speakers: TBD
Student Speaker: TBD
January 6, 2022
Faculty Speaker: Smita Yadav, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Student Speaker: Allie Greaney (E-16), Bloom Lab, Genome Sciences
January 27, 2022
Faculty Speaker: Jennifer Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and Bioengineering
Student Speaker: Courtnie Paschall (E-16), Rao Lab, Bioengineering
February 10, 2022
Faculty Speaker: Benjamin “Beno” Freedman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine – Nephrology
Student Speaker: Joe Janizek (E-16), Lee Lab, Computer Science & Engineering
February 24, 2022
Faculty Speaker: Devin Schweppe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Genome Sciences
Student Speaker: Sam Regalado (E-16), Shendure Lab, Genome Sciences
April 21, 2022
Faculty Speaker: David Baker, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry, and Director, Institute of Protein Design, UW
Student Speaker: Ryan Carlson (E-16), King Lab, 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.
In the fall, we meet at the home of one of the directors for brunch and conversation.