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

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

Prerequisites: Student must have declared Microbiology & 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: Laura Dickson, PhD
Keiller Building 3.118B
Route 1019

Course Co-Director: Vineet Menachery, PhD
Keiller Building 2.138C
Route 0610
Phone: (409) 772-9713

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

Student Research Update Seminars - Course description-Grades-etc

  • Course Description
    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.
  • Grades
    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.
  • Grading System
    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
  • In Candidacy 50% Attendance/Evaluations

    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

    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.


2021-2022 Calendar

ZOOM Presentations
Friday, 12 Noon to 1 PM