Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs

News & Events

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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. 

    Master's Program Open Houses

    Come learn about MSP3 and our other Master's programs directly from our admissions advisors! This Fall we will be hosting 2 virtual and 1 on-ground open house. See below for dates and times. 

    Monday, October 17 at 2 PM - Click here to join the meeting
    Thursday, November 17 at 2 PM - MDL 1005 at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
    Monday, December 12 at 2 PM - Click here to join the meeting

    Conferences & Events

    Representatives from our programs will be attending the following events. Visit our exhibit booths and learn about our programs!

    Florida State University Graduate, Professional, & Law School Fair

    Wednesday, October 19
    10 AM - 2PM
    Student Union
    More information available here

    University of Florida Graduate & Professional School Fair

    Thursday, October 20 
    10 AM - 2 PM
    Reitz Union Ballroom
    More information available here

    National Diversity in STEM Conference (SACNAS)

    October 27-29
    San Juan, Puerto Rico - Governor Pedro Roselló San Juan Convention Center
    More information available here

    Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Students (ABRCMS)

    November 9-12
    Anaheim, CA
    More information available here

  • 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 Fall 2022 Bioscience Seminar schedule here. Please contact Ronnie Banks (rbanks2@usf.edu) 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

    November 4
    December 2

    Career Pathways

    Save the date! Our annual Career Pathways Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29 and Thursday, December 1 from 4-6:30 PM. Stay tuned for additional details. 


  • Defenses & CQEs

    Dissertation Defenses

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

    Monday, November 7 - Yanan Zhu

    2:00 PM
    Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

    Past Defenses


    Comprehensive Qualifying Exams  

    Monday, October 31 - Sierra George

    9:00 AM
    Allergy, Immunology, & Infectious Disease

    Thursday, November 3 - Sara Moss

    10:00 AM
    Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

    Wednesday, November 9 - Robert Botelho

    12:00 PM
    Neuroscience

    Thursday, November 17 - Richa Banerjee

    3:00 PM
    Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology 

    Tuesday, December 6 - Isabella Hetherington

    Time TBD
    Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

    Past CQEs


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