Other Program Requirements and Activities

All PMB graduate students are expected to attend and participate in:  PMB Lunch (held every Wednesday at noon), the annual PMB Fall Retreat, and relevant plant biology and microbiology seminars sponsored by the Biology Department, Danforth Plant Science Center, or other departments in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.

Presenting work at meetings and conferences is also essential for integration into the international scientific community.  Funds for attending conferences are typically provided from the thesis advisor's support, but some fellowships also support such activities.  In addition, DBBS provides all students with $600 of travel support during thesis research to attend a meeting.