Our students love to get together to share fun and ideas. Keep an eye on our homepage “What’s Happening” Section or check out UW MSTP Facebook  for informal activities. Here are a few events you can anticipate:

MSTP Retreat:
Students and their families congregate around Washington State for our annual summer retreat. It’s a great way to welcome incoming students and share science and laughs! Recent locations include Semiahmoo Resort, Fort Ebey State Park, Twanoh State Park, and Sleeping Lady Resort.

Weekly Journal Club & Monthly Dinner Meetings:
There are always lively discussions on interesting, new research studies and journal articles. And of course….there’s food! An archive of papers discussed at past journal club can be found here.

2017-18 MSTP Dinner Meeting Dates & Presenter Information:

September 28, 2017:
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Faculty Speaker: Alice Berger, PhD
Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Assistant Professor, Genome Sciences, University of Washington
“Next-generation functional genomics for understanding the cancer genome”

Student Speaker: Jason Klein (E-12)
Dept. of Genome Sciences, Shendure Lab
“Leveraging phylogeny and high-throughput assays to characterize enhancer turnover”

November 16, 2017:
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Faculty Speaker: Robb MacLellan, MD
Professor of Medicine and Division Head, Cardiology
“Teaching an old dog new tricks: The promise of cardiac regeneration”

Student Speaker: Tina Gall
Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program, Salama Lab
“An Inside Job: How Gastric Epithelial Cells Detect and Respond to Helicobacter pylori Infection”

January 4, 2018:
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Faculty Speaker: Steve Salipante, MD/PhD
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine
Assistant Director of the Molecular Microbiology Laboratory and Assistant Director of the Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory
“Dispatches from the End of The Tunnel: MSTP as junior faculty”

Student Speaker: Gabby Barsh (E-11)
Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program, Moens Lab
“Timing of motor axon growth determines target pattern in the developing brain”

January 18, 2018:
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Faculty Speaker: Evan Eichler, PhD
Professor of Genome Sciences

Student Speaker: Mike Doud (E-11)
MCB Graduate Program, Bloom Lab, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

February 15, 2018:
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Faculty Speaker: Lucas Hoffman, MD/PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Student Speaker: Theo Sottero (E-10)
Dept. of Pharmacology, Olson Lab

April 19, 2018:
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Faculty Speaker: Stanley Riddell, MD
Professor Dept. of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology
Adjunct Professor of Immunology

Student Speaker: Natalie Vandeven
Dept. of Pathology, Nghiem Lab

Quarterly Directors Dinners:
1st and 2nd year students have informal quarterly dinners with our directors to discuss lab choices, coursework, & touch base.

Directors’ Brunches: Twice a year we get together for brunch at one of our directors homes just for fun (and good food, too)!