Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs

News & Events



At the USF Morsani College of Medicine Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, we are committed to supporting our students and faculty with a myriad of educational, community-building, and recreational events. This graduate and postdoctoral News & Events page is designed to help you keep up with the latest student events, activities, and news happening within the Master’s and PhD communities.

  • Open Houses & Recruitment Events

    Prospective students are invited to meet us and learn more about our programs at these upcoming events. 

    No events currently scheduled.

  • Workshops & Other Events

    No events currently scheduled.  

  • Seminars

    Faculty and students present their current research projects. 

    Bioscience Seminars

    Bioscience Seminars are held on Fridays via Microsoft Teams. Meeting links will be sent to students and faculty via email.  

    You can view the Spring 2022 Bioscience Seminar schedule here. Please contact Ronnie Banks ( if you have any questions. 

    STRAP-Mediated Oncogenic Signaling in Colorectal Cancer: A Targeting Opportunity
  • AMSGS Events

    Join our student organization for a variety of upcoming social and professional development events. 

    No events currently scheduled. 


  • Defenses & CQEs

    Dissertation Defenses

    Upon successful completion of a dissertation defense, these students will graduate with a PhD in Medical Science.

    Friday, June 10 - Ashley Lui

    9:00 AM
    Molecular Medicine

    Monday, June 13 - Mengmeng Chang

    4:00 PM
    Cardiovascular Biology

    Friday, June 24 - Ahmed Ramadan

    11:30 AM
    Molecular Medicine

    Past Defenses

    Comprehensive Qualifying Exams  

    Thursday, June 2 - Kristen Dominguez

    9:00 AM
    Allergy, Immunology, & Infectious Disease

    Thursday, June 23 - Monica Moore

    10:00 AM
    Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology  

    Past CQEs

University News

Scientific research is often a low-key exercise, with fastidious people peering into microscopes and … [read more]
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Research Day 2022 participants welcomed the opportunity to once again connect with health sciences s … [read more]

Program News

Large group of students standing on stage, accepting awards for USF Health Research DayUSF Health's 30th annual Research Day was a great success. There was a record number of poster submissions, and several Medical Sciences students walked away with awards. Read all the details here, and congratulations to our students who participated!

Dr. Bahr, Director of Graduate Studies, with the 3 2019 3MT winnersMedical Sciences PhD students excelled at USF's 2019 3-Minute Thesis Competition! Our students, pictured here with the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ruth Bahr, won 1st Place, Runner-up, and People's Choice. Aya Elmarsafawi (pictured center right) won the $300 first place prize and will go on to present at the 3MT Regional Competition in Nashville. 

Learn more about the presentations and USF's 3MT competition here


Dr. Terri Hunter presents about her professional pathThis Fall, AMSGS and the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs co-hosted the 3rd Annual Career Pathways Symposium. Six speakers from various industries came and spoke to students about their careers and offered advice for those who may wish to pursue similar professions. 

You can view the list of speakers here.