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MCOM Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs

Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs

News & Events

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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, January 22 at 2 pm
    Thursday, February 22 at 2 pm
    Monday, March 18 at 2 pm
    Monday, April 22 at 2 pm
    Monday, May 13 at 2 pm

    Join the Virtual Open House Here

    In Person:

    Thursday, February 1 from 2-6:30 pm, starting in MDC 1055. Limited capacity. Please sign up at this link:
    Thursday, April 4 from noon-3:00 pm, starting in MDC 1055. Limited capacity. Please sign up at this link:

  • Admitted and Prospective Student Virtual Office Hours

    Virtual Office Hours will be held for admitted and prospective students on April 11th, April 28th, and May 9th from 11:30am-1pm.

    Join the Virtual Office Hours Here
  • Defenses & CQEs

    Dissertation Defenses

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

    Monday, November 6 - Minkyung Kang

    12:00 PM
    MDN 1096A
    Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

    Past Defenses

    Comprehensive Qualifying Exams  

    Wednesday, September 27 - Joanne Tejero

    9:00 AM
    MDL 1003B
    Molecular Medicine

    Thursday, September 28 - Nhi Truong

    11:30 AM
    ALZ 101

    Thursday, November 2 - Diandra Mastrogiacomo

    11:00 AM
    MDL 1003B
    Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

    Thursday, November 9 - Sanjay Nair

    10:00 AM
    MDL 1038A&B (GL 2 & 4)
    Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

    Thursday, November 30 - John Faulkner

    1:00 PM
    MDL 1003B


    Past CQEs

  • 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 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.