AMS-531 Laboratory Rotations in Computational Biology
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|Instructor||Dr. Robert C. Rizzo [631-632-9340, firstname.lastname@example.org]|
|Office Hours||Anytime or by appointment, Room 1-111, Dept. of Applied Math & Statistics|
GENERAL INFORMATION: This is two semester course in which first year PhD students spend at least 8 weeks in each of three different laboratories actively participating in the research of participating Computational Biology faculty. At the end of each rotation, students give a presentation of their lab activities and accomplishments. The primary goal of rotations is to help students choose a research advisor and to help faculty members choose students. Students register for AMS 531 in both the Fall and Spring semesters of the first year. Fall and Spring, 0 - 3 credits, S/U grading. Crosslisted with PHY 584.
The goal of "Lab Rotations" is for PhD students in the AMS Computational Biology Track to learn in detail what and how research is conducted in at least three groups over the Fall and Spring semesters of the first year. Note that Lab Rotations are required of all PhD students. For Masters students, Lab Rotations are optional and may be pursued with interested faculty on a case-by-case basis. At the end of each rotation, students give a brief synopsis (~15 minutes) of their lab activities and accomplishments. The goal of the rotations is to help students choose a research advisor and to help faculty members choose students. Students should consult the AMS compbio track webpage at http://compbio.ams.sunysb.edu, talk with senior Stony Brook students, and contact potential PI's in an effort to narrow down a list to 3-4 potential laboratories. Depending on availability, and in conjunction with the AMS-531 instructor, three rotations are then scheduled for the following dates:
Rotation 1: Sep 20th – Nov 15th (Fall) Rotation 2: Nov 15th – Feb 14th (Fall-Spring) Rotation 3: Feb 14th – April 18th (Spring)