Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs

News & Events



At the USF Health 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. 

    Master's Program Open Houses

    Come learn about MSP3 and our other Master's programs directly from our admissions advisors! Throughout the semester we will host both in person and virtual open houses. See below for dates and times. 

    Monday, February 13 at 2 PM (Virtual) - Click here to join the meeting 

  • 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 2023 Bioscience Seminar schedule here. Please contact Ronnie Banks ( if you have any questions. 

    Molecular Medicine Seminars

    You can find the schedules for seminars affiliated with the Department of Molecular Medicine below. For other departmental or institute seminars, please contact the department directly. 

    Seminar Schedules

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

    Join our student organization (AMSGS) and our graduate programs for a variety of upcoming social and professional development events. 

    PhD First Fridays

    All USF MCOM PhD students, faculty, and staff are invited to come out to World of Beer - Fowler Ave. on the first Friday of every month from 5-6:30 pm for a casual social. 

    Upcoming Dates

    February 3
    March 3

  • Defenses & CQEs

    Dissertation Defenses

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

    Wednesday, March 8 - Sara Cazzaro

    1:00 PM

    Past Defenses

    Comprehensive Qualifying Exams  

    Friday, February 24 - Abigail Esquivel

    9:00 AM

    Monday, February 27 - Emily Sandefur

    9:00 AM


    Past CQEs

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