Student Research Update Seminars

The weekly student research update seminars are a venue for graduate students to present their current work. Students and faculty are invited and give the presenting student an opportunity for helpful critique and suggestions regarding their thesis project.

MICR 6142 – Spring 2021

1/8/21 – 4/30/21

Location: Virtual – Contact Aneth Zertuche to request zoom link.
Times: Fridays, 12 noon - 1 pm

Prerequisites: Student must have declaredMicrobiology & Immunology as their graduate program.

Course Co-Director: Ricardo Rajsbaum, PhD
Medical Research Building 4.142I
Route 1019
Phone: (409) 772-4917

Course Co-Director: Chien-Te (Kent) Tseng, PhD
Galveston National Laboratory 5.200U
Route 0609
Phone: (409) 266-6929

Course Co-Director: MinKyung Yi, PhD
Medical Research Building 4.142H
Route 1019
Phone: (409) 772-2338

Course Coordinator: Aneth Zertuche
4.102 Medical Research Building
Route 1019
azertuch@utmb.edu

Student Research Update Seminars - Course description-Grades-etc

Weekly student research update seminars for Microbiology and Immunology graduate students to present their current work. Students and faculty are invited and give the presenting student an opportunity for helpful critique and suggestions regarding their thesis project. A summary report is provided to the presenter and mentor(s) with feedback received from all attendants.
Grading will be based on participation, attendance, and evaluations received. Attendance is mandatory unless the student has been given permission by the supervisory committee to finalize and defend the dissertation within that term or has already defended, approval from the program director is required. Students who have not yet entered candidacy must attend every seminar, while students in candidacy must attend 50% of the seminars given in each term. Students are required to fill out an evaluation for the presenter, which will serve as feed-back. All students in the program have to present a yearly seminar in the series.
The final course letter grade will be determined using the GSBS grading scale.
Not in Candidacy
Unexcused Absences Evaluations not received
1 to 2 = A 1 to 2 = A
3 to 4 = B 3 to 4 = B
5+ = C 5+ = C

S – Satisfactory
U – Unsatisfactory

*Any appeals for grading changes must be submitted to the instructors responsible for the writing and grading of the question within 5 business days after the return of the graded assessment to the student. The instructors must report any grade changes to the course director.

Excused absences must be obtained in advance. The GSBS policy states that students taking a full-term graduate course offering are allowed up to three (3) excused absences from any required activity and is determined at the discretion of the course directors. Once a student exceeds and misses more than allowed for the length of the course, the course directors must notify the GSBS Student Affairs Dean, who will then contact the appropriate Program Director.

Attendance will be taken during the first 10 minutes into the session. Arrival after that time will constitute an absence.

2020-2021

Spring 2021 - ZOOM Presentations
Friday, 12 Noon to 1 p.m.

Date Name of Presenter Facilitator
01/08/21 Sarah van Tol Tseng
01/15/21 Kendra Johnson Menachery
01/22/21 Daniel Tapia Menachery
01/29/21 Emily Mantlo Rajsbaum
02/05/21 Craig Schindewolf Tseng
02/12/21 No Seminar  
02/23/21 Nabeel Alzahrani
TUESDAY SEMINAR
Menachery
02/26/21 Leslie Rodriguez Rajsbaum
03/09/21 Dorothea Morris
TUESDAY SEMINAR
Rajsbaum
03/12/21 Jacob Stockton Rajsbaum
03/19/21 James Fisher Rajsbaum
03/23/21 Antonio Muruato
TUESDAY SEMINAR
Rajsbaum
03/26/21 Clint Haines TBA
04/02/21 Gabriel Haila Tseng
04/09/21 Yazmin Martinez Tseng
04/16/21 Joseph Thiriot Soong
04/27/21 Timothy Wanninger
TUESDAY SEMINAR
TBA
04/30/21 McLaughlin Colloquium  

Last revised February 23, 2021