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Resources for Student Concerns
  • Academic:  Student performance is evaluated by multiple mechanisms: faculty evaluate student performance in their courses;  research rotation mentors complete evaluations at the end of lab rotation; thesis mentors complete evaluations at the end of each semester; dissertation advisory committees complete evaluations after each thesis meeting (which take place every 12 months, or more frequently if required by the program); MTE supervisors complete evaluations at the end of the MTE experience; and program advising committees provide evaluations to pre-thesis proposal students at the end of each semester.  In addition, programs may require periodic evaluation for senior students or those who are otherwise achieving borderline academic progress.  Academic progress concerns are first reviewed by the Program Director and, if necessary, the Program Steering Committee.  If the Program Director and Steering Committee cannot resolve the concern and it involves DBBS policy, it can be taken to the Programs and Student Affairs Committee of DBBS, chaired by the Associate Dean for Graduate Education (currently Steven Mennerick).  Other academic concerns can be taken to Laurie Maffly-Kipp, Interim Dean, or Angela Wilson, Associate Dean of the Graduate School.
  • Research Integrity: Concerns regarding research integrity that cannot be clarified in the laboratory should be taken to the Vice Chancellor for Research (Jennifer Lodge). http://www.wustl.edu/policies/research.html
  • Academic Integrity: Issues of academic integrity that cannot be satisfactorily resolved should be brought to the attention of the Associate Dean of the Graduate School (Angela Wilson). 
  • Other: For all other concerns, University policies can be found on the University web site.  https://graduateschool.wustl.edu/graduate-school-policies-and-procedures​
DGSP Academic Progress
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Transcripts
  • Prior to submitting your application, you are required to upload one copy of your scanned transcript from each institution you have attended.
  • The transcript must be issued by the Registrar’s Office (a copy issued to the student is fine).
  • The process of uploading transcripts is intended to eliminate the need for you to mail your transcripts, as DBBS will review your application based on your uploaded transcripts.
  • Scan the transcript at high resolution and verify each page can be read before uploading it.  Upload the transcript from each institution as a single document. Each individual university transcript must be uploaded as one file and not page by page.
  • Official transcripts are not required for the review process. If you are offered admission and accept the offer you are then required to submit an official sealed transcript from each university you have attended. We ask that you not send us any material in the mail unless asked to do so.
  • Transcripts must be in English, or be accompanied by notarized translations.
  • All matriculating students will be requested to send an official final transcript to DBBS before matriculation to:
    Washington University
    Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
    Attn: Ph.D. Admissions
    MSC 8226-13-04
    660 S. Euclid Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • DBBS reserves the right to rescind any offer of admission if discrepancies are found between your uploaded transcript and the official transcript.
PhD Application Instructions
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Do I need to mail an official copy of my transcripts?
  • Prior to submitting your application, you are required to upload one copy of your scanned transcript from each institution you have attended.
  • The transcript must be issued by the Registrar’s Office (a copy issued to the student is fine).
  • The process of uploading transcripts is intended to eliminate the need for you to mail your transcripts, as DBBS will review your application based on your uploaded transcripts.
  • Scan the transcript at high resolution and verify each page can be read before uploading it.  Upload the transcript from each institution as a single document. Each individual university transcript must be uploaded as one file and not page by page. 
  • Official transcripts are not required for the review process. If you are offered admission and accept the offer you are then required to submit an official sealed transcript from each university you have attended. We ask that you not send us any material in the mail unless asked to do so.
  • Transcripts must be in English, or be accompanied by notarized translations.
  • All matriculating students will be requested to send an official final transcript to DBBS before matriculation to:
    Washington University
    Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
    Attn: Ph.D. Admissions
    MSC 8226-13-04
    660 S. Euclid Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • DBBS reserves the right to rescind any offer of admission if discrepancies are found between your uploaded transcript and the official transcript.
    Admissions FAQ TRANSCRIPTS
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    Deadlines

    Intent to Graduate Form must be filed:

    August 1, 2021 for August 19, 2021 Graduation

    October 1, 2021 for a Fall 2021 degree​

    Final Dissertation must be electronically submitted to the Graduate School (in its final form, all edits corrected):

    August 23, 2021 for August 19, 2021 Graduation

    January 7, 2022 for a Fall 2021 degree​

    Getting Ready to Graduate
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    Can past BiomedRAP students apply for this program?

    No. Past BioMedRAP students are ineligible for this opportunity because we want to allow as many students as possible to have our unique summer experience. However, they can still apply to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program at another institution. Click here​ for more information.

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    I am an international student.  Can I apply to the Amgen Scholars Program?

    No. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled in a college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico or other U.S. territory. However, you can apply to the Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP), another DBBS Summer Research Program. Click here​ for more information.

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    Money Matters

    The 2021-2022 annual stipend is $32,500. 

    -Stipend payments are disbursed the last working day of each month. 

    -If direct deposit is not set up in time, your paycheck will be mailed to your local home address.  We encourage direct deposit as the US postal service can have a delayed delivery time which would cause you to receive your paychecks late.

    Due to Washington University implementing a new Human Resource/Payroll System July 1st– MyDay - the below information is critical for starting in DBBS and receiving your stipend check

    -If you plan to start in June and would like to be paid in June, you must complete a non-employee personal information form and return to DBBS Finance by April 14th.  You can receive the front-load of your stipend in June if all required paperwork is received by the deadline. 

     -If you miss the April 14th processing date for the non-employee personal information form, you will not receive your stipend disbursement until July 30th (total stipend check will be June and July).  If you have opted for the frontload, the frontload amount will also be included in the July disbursement.  The amount of your first stipend check will be prorated according to your start date.

    Frontload Details​

    Download Frontload Form​

     -For start dates on or after July 1st - after you confirmed your start date with your Program Coordinator, please send an email to DBBS Finance with the following information:

    • Start Date
    • Email address
    • Frontload form

    Payroll deadlines to receive information are the following:

    • July 13th
    • August 10th
    • September 14th

    Once DBBS Finance has collectively received these three items of information, we will begin to process your stipend disbursement.  

    You will receive email notifications from MyDay/WorkDay prompting you for required information, which you will enter directly into the system. Once you have entered the required information then the processing moves on to the next steps in setting up your stipend disbursements. 

    *DBBS Finance email  -  DBBS-StudentFinance@email.wustl.edu

    For more information regarding stipend payments and possible tax implications please visit https://financialservices.wustl.edu/wfin-topic/payroll/tax-issues-fellowship-stipend-recipients/.

    International Students:

    Please visit the WUSTL Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) webpage for important information  https://students.wustl.edu/international-students-scholars/.

    For questions concerning your VISA prior to orientation please contact the OISS Office.

    International students must check-in with OISS as soon as possible once you arrive in St. Louis. Please make certain to take all appropriate original documentation when you meet with the OISS representative.​

    Entering Students
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    Can I submit a personal statement, CV or publication in place of one or both required essay questions?

    DBBS requires that the applicant respond to specific essay prompts. The Admissions Committee evaluates a number of characteristics in order to assess a candidate's ability to benefit from and contribute to their selected program. These include academic ability, research experience, leadership, teamwork, communication skills, and other personal qualities. The essays are an opportunity to help the Committee relate to the applicant's distinctive values, motivation, and perspectives and obtain as much information as possible about their previous research experience. DBBS requests that you do not include additional materials like CVs, publications, or certificates with the application.​

    Admissions- FAQ Essays
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    Essays
    Applicants are encouraged to give considerable time and thought to writing the two essays. (Some schools ask for a general “personal statement”, however DBBS requires that the applicant respond to specific essay prompts.) The Admissions Committee evaluates a number of characteristics in order to assess a candidate’s ability to benefit from and contribute to their selected program. These include academic ability, research experience, leadership, teamwork, communication skills and other personal qualities. The essays are an opportunity to help the Committee relate to the applicant’s distinctive values, motivation, and perspectives and obtain as much information as possible about their previous research experience.
     
    Essay 1: a) describe your research project(s) and specific contributions to the work; b) discuss your motivations for graduate study; and c) relate a fundamental biological, biomedical, or data science question that most intrigues you, highlighting potential Washington University faculty mentors.
     
    Essay 2: drawing on your past experiences within or beyond your research, please provide a statement showcasing your strengths as an applicant and articulating why you will be an outstanding graduate student.​
     
    Applicants are requested to upload each essay as either a PDF or Word document. Applicants will be allotted approximately two (2) pages per essay (or approximately 8000 characters including spaces). Please address each essay question separately. Do not insert a personal statement, CV, resume or publication in lieu of the two essay questions.
    PhD Application Instructions
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    National Institute of Health

    Damien Abreu - Molecular Genetics and Genomics

    Chinwendu Amazu - Molecular Cell Biology

    David Anderson - Immunology

    Jared Andrews - Molecular Genetics and Genomics

    John Baer​ - Molecular Cell Biology

    Keenan​ Bates Developmental, Regenerative & Stem Cell Biology

    Zach BellerComputational & Systems Biology

    Kayla Berry - Molecular Microbiology & Microbial Pathogenesis

    Jay Bowman-Kirigin - Immunology

    Lindsey Brier - Neurosciences

    Cat Camacho - Neurosciences

    Robert Chen - Computational & Systems Biology

    Christopher Chermside-Scabbo - Computational & Systems Biology

    Diana Christian - Neurosciences

    Celia Cubitt​ - Immunology

    Peppar Cyr - Neurosciences

    Anna Damato - Neurosciences

    Brian Early - Molecular Genetics & Genomics

    Jared Elenbaas​ - Molecular Genetics & Genomics

    Ryan FriedmanComputational & Systems Biology

    Jerry Fong - Computational & Systems Biology

    Jared Goodman - Molecular Genetics & Genomics

    Graham Hogg - Immunology

    Alexandra Houston-Ludlam - Human and Statistical Genetics

    Samantha Hsieh - Immunology

    Keith Johnson - Neurosciences

    Po wei 'Billy' Kang - Biomedical Engineering

    Joseph Krambs - Molecular Genetics & Genomics

    Varintra Krisnawan - Immunology

    Marissa Locke - Immunology

    Manasi Malik - Molecular Cell Biology

    Sindhu Manivasagam - Neurosciences

    Hannah Miller - Immunology

    Liza Miller​ Molecular Microbiology & Microbial Pathogenesis

    Mario MirandaDevelopmental, Regenerative & Stem Cell Biology

    Ashwathi 'Abbee' Mohan - Undecided

    James "Russell" Moore - Neurosciences

    Arnav Moudgil - Computational & Systems Biology

    Bernard Mulvey​ - Neurosciences

    Dillan Newbold​ - Neurosciences

    Takihiro Ohara - Immunology

    Vincent Peng - Immunology

    Justin Porter - Computational & Systems Biology

    Monica Xiong - Neurosciences

    Megan Radyk - Molecular Cell Biology

    Rachel Rahn​ - Neurosciences

    Suelynn Ren - Neurosciences

    Emilie Russler-Germain - Immunology

    Arthur Sletten - Molecular Cell Biology

    Sarah Smith - Neurosciences

    Anna Trier - Immunology

    Brett Tort​elli​- Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis​

    Brittany Townley - Molecular Cell Biology

    Leonardo Velazco-CruzDevelopmental, Regenerative & Stem Cell Biology

    Emma Winkler - Immunology

    Renee Wu -Immunology

    Annie Zheng - Neurosciences

    External Fellowship Awardees
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    American Heart Association

    Junedh Amrute - Computational and Systems Biology

    Alexander Polino​ - Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

    Jiwon Yi​​ - Neurosciences

    External Fellowship Awardees
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    Merit Award for Individual National Competitive Fellowships
    • Any PhD or MSTP student who obtains competitive external funding awarding at least $25,320 annually in stipend will receive the base DBBS stipend plus a $5,000 merit award per year for the duration of the fellowship as long as they remain in good academic standing.
    • If the agency award is more than the $5,000 above the DBBS base stipend, the student will receive the agency award only, no merit award will be offered. At the end of the fellowship the student will return to the current DBBS stipend at that time.
    • The merit award is the full responsibility of the Mentor/Department for advanced students.
    Grants Management
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    Graduate Association of Latinx, Native American and Caribbean Students (GALNACS)

    GALNACS​ aims to create a more welcoming, inclusive and equitable environment for graduate students in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) in Washington University in St. Louis who identify as Latinxs/os/as, Native Americans, and Caribbean Islanders. Through recruitment, peer mentoring, education, fraternization, public engagement, representation, and outreach, GALNACS attempts to develop a nurturing and inclusive community that values respect, diversity, social awareness and understanding. GALNACS will also serve as a platform to represent and advocate for the needs of its members and will attempt to serve as a liaison between the administration and the student body. GALNACS is a collaborative organization meant for any graduate student in DBBS interested in learning, celebrating and appreciating the distinguished cultures and identities of Native Americans, Latinxs, and Caribbean Islanders.​

    For more information, please visit the GALNACS website @ https://sites.wustl.edu/galnacs/​

    Organizations & Campus Groups - Graduate Students
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    ProSPER

    Washington University in St. Louis Graduate Students Promoting Science Policy, Education, and Research (ProSPER) is a university-wide graduate student group that promotes the use of science in policy-making through science advocacy and literacy, facilitating inter-professional communication, and increasing scientist participation in policy. The group holds a variety of events, including member education events, case studies on how scientists have been involved in science advocacy, and panel discussions.

    Please visit https://sites.wustl.edu/prosper/ for more information.

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    Sling Health Network
    Sling Health Network is a bioengineering design and entrepreneurship incubator founded in 2012 at Washington University in St. Louis. Students, faculty, staff, and St. Louis entrepreneurs team up to tackle unmet needs in healthcare delivery and clinical medicine.
    Our group's objectives include:
    • To develop a culture of innovation at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    • To teach engineering and medical students the skills and processes needed to invent and implement new biomedical technologies
    • To develop novel medical devices targeting unmet clinical needs
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    Association of Black Biomedical Graduate Students (ABBGS)

    The Association of Black Biomedical Graduate Students (ABBGS) is a student-led organization dedicated to strengthening the social, cultural, and academic well being of black biomedical graduate students at Washington University, while promoting diversity within the campus community. ABBGS welcomes all members of the Washington University community to aid in our mission to heighten cultural awareness on campus and to support active recruitment and retention of a culturally diverse student body.  Contact the ABBGS E-board at abbgs-eboard@gowustl.onmicrosoft.com​ for more information.

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    Connections

    Connections is a student group that facilitates inclusion through 3 avenues:

    • Educational Experiences
    • Guided Discussions
    • Social Events
    Students in Connections will explore their identities with respect to socioeconomics, culture, religion, sexual orientation and race. They will also learn how these identities impact their personal and professional relationships in the Wash U community.
     
    Visit https://connections-wustl.mailchimpsites.com/​ for more information about Connections and upcoming events.
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    DBBS Student Advisory Committee (SAC)
    The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences is open to all Division students. The Committee selects its own chair and sets its own agenda. Its ongoing responsibilities include serving as the students’ advocate on issues of concern to the student body as a whole, representing the Division in the University community, participating in the organization of orientation activities, and sponsoring informational events that provide a setting for learning and interaction among students. Members of the Division administration consult the Advisory Committee about student issues which provides a formal mechanism for conveying student opinions to those who establish Division Policy. Additionally, the chairs meet with the Associate Dean of Graduate Education.
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    Transportation

    ​Washington University U-Pass Program

    Washington University in St. Louis offers a comprehensive transportation program through Metro St. Louis, the region's public transportation agency.  The U-Pass program provides Metro passes for full-time students, benefits-eligible faculty and staff, and full-time employees of qualified service providers.  This program provides students and other members of the University community unlimited access to the St. Louis Metropolitan region on public transit.  In addition, there are three bus routes that specifically target the connection of Washington University's campuses to nearby residential and shopping areas.  For more information on the U-Pass program, please call (314) 935-5601 or visit https://parking.wustl.edu/items/metro-transit/​.  Metro route and schedule information is available online at metrostlouis.org.  Faculty, staff, and students who use the U-Pass as the primary mode of transportation to and from campus may enroll in the Occasional Parking program and are also eligible for the Citizens for Modern Transit Guaranteed Ride Home program.  See your DBBS Program Coordinator to register for the fall semester to become eligible for the U-Pass.

    For information on parking & shuttle routes on the Med School campus, visit the Washington University School of Medicine(WUSM) Transportation Office online or call 314-362-6824.

    For information on parking & shuttle routes on the Danforth (main) campus, visit the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) Transportation Office​ online or call 314-935-5601.

    Entering Students
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    Compliancy Training

    DBBS Finance will communicate to incoming students information on how to complete the 3 required compliancy modules:

    • HIPAA 101
    • EHS Initial Lab Safety
    • PERCSS - Core Course

    The WU Title IX office will contact students directly, prior to their arriving on campus, with instructions on how to complete the mandatory Title IX compliancy module.

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    Rotations

    When searching for a lab in which to rotate, the PI of the lab may ask your DBBS Program Coordinator to view your application. Please provide permission in the Student Hub to ensure a seamless transition to each rotation.


    Setting Up Your First Rotation
    We encourage all DBBS students to research our faculty database to contact potential research mentors. Here are a few tips to make setting up your first rotation a success: 

    • Review faculty and their research interests to get an idea of where you want to rotate.
    • Most faculty members prefer to be contacted initially by email.
    • To prepare for your first meeting with the faculty member, read some recent papers from the faculty member's laboratory.
    • Download and fill out the Researc​h Rotation Form​ and give to your program coordinator.  
    • Please visit the Student Forms section of the DBBS website for all student forms.
    Entering Students
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    Student ID Card

    When you arrive in St. Louis, contact your DBBS Program Coordinator to obtain authorization for an ID Card.  We will use the photo you submitted with your application, unless you send another to your DBBS Program Coordinator immediately.  All Washington University students should carry their WU Student ID Card whenever they are on campus. The ID gives you access to buildings on the Medical Campus and select Danforth campus buildings, or using the campus shuttle.  

    To ride the MetroLink you must have your WU Student ID and Metro U-Pass (see Transportation below for additional information on the Metro U-Pass).

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    DBBS COVID-19 Course Instruction Policies AY 2021-2022
    I. Academic Calendar


    Arts & Sciences courses follow this academic calendar:

    Fall 2021 Semester

    Classes Start: (M) August 30, 2021
    Labor Day Holiday – No Class: (M) September 6, 2021
    Fall Break – No Class: (M-Tu) October 11-12, 2021
    Thanksgiving Break – No Class: (W-F) Nov. 24-26, 2021
    Last Day of Classes: (F) December 10, 2021
    Final Exams: (M-W) December 13-22, 2021

    Spring 2022 Semester

    MLK Holiday – No Class: (M) January 17, 2022
    Classes Start: (Tu) January 28, 2022
    Spring Break – No Class: (M-F) March 14-18, 2022
    Last Day of Classes: (F) April 29, 2022
    Final Exams: (M-W) May 2-11, 2022

    II. Course Delivery Mode

    • Medical Campus: In-person class meetings on the Medical Campus must be approved by the DBBS Associate Dean for Graduate Education. Medical Campus classroom space is limited due to physical distancing requirements. (See section III for more information.)
    • Danforth Campus: DBBS courses that meet on the Danforth campus will follow policies and guidelines established for that campus.
    Regardless of the delivery mode, all DBBS courses should follow these instructional policies:

    1. Canvas – All DBBS courses should: (i) be published in Canvas with a syllabus and (ii) ensure course-wide communication is available through Canvas. It is recommended that (iii) all digital course content is accessible in Canvas (may be hosted elsewhere, but linked in Canvas).
    2. Access to Instructor for Academic Support – All DBBS instructors are encouraged to hold weekly office hours or an equivalent help session that is open to all students. Office hours may be held online.
    3. Accommodations – All DBBS instructors should ensure that students receive their approved accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).
    4. Syllabi – All DBBS instructors should upload their syllabi into Syllabi Central and submit a syllabus by email to dbbscurriculum@wustl.edu by the first day of the semester.

      A syllabus is more than a course calendar; it provides a comprehensive overview of the course, including: (i) course information and logistics, (ii) instructors and contact information, (iii) course description, learning objectives, and prerequisite knowledge, (iv) required materials, texts, and supplies, (v) grading and assessment metrics, (vi) assignments and exams, (vii) course policies, (viii) university policies, and (ix) resources for students.
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      BBS instructors are encouraged to use the WU Center for Teaching and Learning syllabus template. 

    III. Use of Medical Campus Classroom Space

    DBBS education activities should generally be conducted remotely while significant COVID-19 community transmission persists. Faculty are encouraged to conduct courses, journal clubs, QEs, and Thesis Defenses remotely when possible to ensure sufficient classroom space for hands-on lab/clinical instruction and to accommodate others who must work from home due to personal commitments including children attending school online. 

    To hold on-campus class sessions or other educational activities in fall 2021, submit a request through this Qualtrics link by April 30, 2021. Approval will depend on availability of classroom space. Preference will be given to classes with educational objectives that necessitate in-person instruction and GR1 required courses. 

    After receiving approval for on-campus class sessions, a DBBS course may meet on the Medical campus only if rooms are available and when the following conditions are met. The teacher or activity organizer bears the responsibility to follow all guidance listed below:

    1. Operations Level.  Medical campus research operations level must be Yellow or Green. 
    2. Masking.  Well-fitting facemasks must be worn during all activities per WUSM or BJC masking requirements, as applicable.
    3. Outdoors.  Activities should preferentially be held outdoors rather than indoors when possible, particularly those activities conducted for purposes of recruitment or wellness.  Events held outdoors must also adhere to 6-foot spacing requirements, which will dictate capacity. 
    4. Principles for room usage:
      • Configuring spaces for physical distancing.  An appropriately sized room must be chosen to allow for at least 6 feet of distance between all occupants continuously.  This can be accomplished by spacing of chairs, tables, computers, and if necessary, removal of furniture, taping off chairs, or otherwise marking areas to encourage room users to maintain appropriate distance.
      • Maximum occupancy.  All rooms should have a listed maximum occupancy after configuring for physical distancing.  This information should be posted on signage outside the room and should be taken into account when reserving rooms.
      • The capacity limit for an education-related activity is dictated by the capacity of the room to continuously house all occupants at least 6 feet from each other.
      • List of available rooms with maximum capacity.  Educational teams should become familiar with all available rooms in their teaching area and their capacity for hosting different types of events.  Lists and maps of facilities with maximum occupancy as configured for physical distancing should be created and made available for teaching teams.  A list of shared WUSM education and student support spaces can be found  here (https://wustl.app.box.com/s/s40a5cksxgm39o6xs5j609mato4n9y27).
    5. ​​​Hands-on training sessions.  For some activities where closer proximity work is required, such as skills training, learners should be assigned to the same pod or small group for the entirety of the activity to minimize mixing.
    6. Visitors.  Some recruitment and wellness activities may allow up to one visitor per learner if necessary to meet the objectives of the activity.  Visitors will count toward maximum capacity within spaces and must adhere to all screening, masking, distancing, hand hygiene and other procedures in place for the event.  The learner is responsible for ensuring their visitor is knowledgeable and compliant with the procedures. 
    7. Cleaning and disinfecting protocols.  WUSM spaces will be cleaned per the following protocol:  https://wustl.app.box.com/s/286i47hu66l6cx06h73ukkdyi5y4mvi2.  Hospital spaces will be cleaned per respective hospital protocols.
    8. Signage.  Signs with maximum occupancy and reminders for physical distancing, wearing face masks, avoiding food and drinks, avoiding unnecessary congregating, and hand hygiene should be posted at the entry and/or within every room used for educational purposes.
    9. Food.  Food should not be offered or consumed during any educational activities.  Meals may be provided for consumption after the completion of the activity.  Food should only be consumed in spaces where physical distancing >6 feet from others can be maintained at all times, and preferably outdoors or alone when possible.  Congregated meals should be strictly avoided.  Brief sips of drinks may be allowed with the expectation that masks are immediately brought back up after each sip.  Dining has been the main source of transmission on campus.

    IV. More Information:

    COVID-19 Faculty
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    Application Process
    Eligibility:
    Students applying in year 1 must be good academic standing. 
    Students applying in year 2 must have completed the Program-specific qualifying exam. 
    Students are encouraged to have completed one or more of the following courses: Genomics (Bio 5488), Advanced Genetics (Bio 5491) or Fundamentals of Mammalian Genetics (Bio 5285), however all interested students should apply.    
     
    Application:    
    - Name, birth date, address, academic program and year and citizenship.  
    - Contact information (e-mail and telephone)
    - PI in which thesis work is being conducted
    - CV or resume (include a list of graduate courses taken and grade)
    - Paragraph description of why the student is interested in the Pathway
    - Paragraph description of thesis research.* 
    - Assemble these components into a single PDF, and send to
    pmpathway@genetics.wustl.edu
    - Two letters of recommendation, one of which is from the thesis advisor*, should be sent directly to
    pmpathway@genetics.wustl.edu
     
    *If you have not yet joined a thesis laboratory then a rotation lab project and a rotation advisor can be used as a substitute.
     
    All application material should be submitted by April 1, 2021, to
    pmpathway@genetics.wustl.edu
     
    Applications will be reviewed by the Pathway Co-directors, Tim Schedl (Genetics), Chris Gurnett (Neurology), John Welch (Medicine) and Gary Stormo (Genetics).
    Genetics & Genomics Pathway Application Process
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    Molecular Science Software Institute

    ​Michael Ward - Molecular Cell Biology

    External Fellowship Awardees
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    MilliporeSigma Predoctoral Fellowship in Honor of Dr. Gerty T. Cori

    ​Nicole Fazio - Computational and Molecular Biophysics

    Catherine Knoverek - Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology

    Sukrit Singh - Computational and Molecular Biophysics

    External Fellowship Awardees
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    Male Contraceptive Inititiative (MCI)

    ​Max Lyon​ - Molecular Cell Biology

    External Fellowship Awardees
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    Yes
      
    Kwanjeong Educational Foundation
    External Fellowship Awardees
    14
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    Canadian Institutes of Health Research

    Jad Belle​Molecular Genetics and Genomics

    External Fellowship Awardees
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    William H. Danforth Fellowship in Plant Sciences

    Natasha Bilkey - Plant and Microbial Biosciences

    ​Jordan Brock - Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology

    Ryan Calcutt - Plant and Microbial Biosciences

    Ryan Emenecker​​ - Plant and Microbial Biosciences

    David Goad - Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology

    Erin Mattoon​ - Plant and Microbial Biosciences

    Kari MillerPlant and Microbial Biosciences

    Angela Schlegel - Plant and Microbial Biosciences

    Jennette Shoots - Plant and Microbial Biosciences

    External Fellowship Awardees
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