The Graduate Student Education Committee seeks to raise the level of awareness of graduate education at McGovern Medical School with the goal of contributing to the long range development of the student and ultimately, the early career researcher. In conjunction with the MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Committee fosters and encourages the creation of educational and networking opportunities.

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Daily Practice as Graduate Students September 20, 2016

by Jian Xiong, 3rd year Ph.D student in Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology

Tennis players practice 1,000 serves every day, and soccer players practice 100 free kicks everyday. For sportsman, they need to practice the same movement hundreds of times every day in order to polish their skills, then what should be the daily practice of graduate students in order to make our outlook brighter?

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What I Learned From Chairing a Conference August 26, 2016

by Tanya Baldwin, Fourth Year Ph.D. Student, Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology

Over the summer I had the privilege of chairing the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) in Phosphorylation and G-Protein Mediated Signaling Networks. This conference is a scaled down version of the well-known Gordon Research Conference (GRC) taking place right before the GRC. I was given this opportunity because my mentor, Carmen Dessauer, Ph.D. was the chair of the GRC in Phosphorylation and G-Protein Mediated Signaling Networks. What makes the GRS unique is that it is organized and attended solely by students, post-doctoral fellows, and other scientists at a similar career level. The goal is to promote networking among scientists during the early stages of their careers in a relaxed environment.

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