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PhD Program Academic Calendar

2022-23 Academic Calendar

Our course work and rotation schedule allows predoctoral researchers to begin full-time research in their laboratory of choice, with no other course commitments, within one year of starting.

First-Year Predoctoral Researchers

Aug. 8-23, 2022 Orientation and pre-course(s)
Aug. 24 – Sept. 2 and Sept. 6-7, 2022Module I: Genetics
Sept. 8-9, 2022

Crossroads Research Conference at Stowers Institute

Sept. 12-23, 2022Module II (Gene Expression: Transcription to Translation)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 7, 2022Module III (Genomic and Computational Approaches…)
Oct. 11-21, 2022Module IV (Cell Biology)
Oct. 24 – Nov. 4, 2022Module V (Cell Dynamics, Stem Cells, Developmental Bio)
Nov. 7-10 and 14-18, 2022Module VI (Neuroscience)
Nov. 21-25, 2022Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 28 – Dec. 9, 2022Module VII (Evolution and Model Systems)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 30, 2022Winter break
Jan. 3 – Feb. 24, 2023Laboratory Rotation I
Feb. 27 – Apr. 21, 2023Laboratory Rotation II
Apr. 24 – June 16, 2023Laboratory Rotation III
Jan. 3 – June 16, 2023Scientific Communication
June 19, 2023Thesis Laboratory research begins

Second-and Subsequent-Year Predoctoral Researchers

Thesis Laboratory research continues

Aug. 15 – Dec. 30, 2022Fall term (20 weeks)
Jan. 3 – June 16, 2023Spring term (24 weeks)
June 19 – Aug. 11, 2023

Summer term (8 weeks)                       

Stowers Holidays

Sept. 5, 2022                  Labor Day
Oct. 10, 2022Indigenous Peoples’ and Columbus Day
Nov. 11, 2022Veterans Day
Nov. 24-25, 2022Thanksgiving
Dec. 23, 26 & 27, 2022   Christmas
Jan. 2, 2023New Year’s Day
Jan. 16, 2023Martin Luther King Day
Feb. 20, 2023Presidents Day
May 29, 2023Memorial Day
June 19, 2023Juneteenth
July 4, 2023Independence Day

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