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Academic Calendar

First-Year Predoctoral Researchers
Aug. 9-24, 2021 Orientation and pre-course(s)
Aug. 23 – Dec. 10, 2021 Critical Analysis of the Scientific Literature
Aug. 25 – Sept. 10, 2021 Module I: Genetics
Sept. TBD, 2021 Young Investigator Science Retreat
Sept. 13-24, 2021 Module II: Transcription/Central Dogma
Sept. 27 – Oct. 8, 2021 Module III: Cell Biology
Oct. 11-22, 2021 Module IV: Genomic and Computational Approaches to Understanding Gene Expression
Oct. 25 – Nov. 5, 2021 Module V: Neuroscience
Nov. 8-19, 2021 Module VI:Cell Dynamics, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology
Nov. 22-26, 2021 Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 29 – Dec. 10, 2021 Module VII Evolution and Model Systems
Dec. 13 – Dec. 31, 2021 Winter break
Jan. 3 – Feb. 25, 2022 Laboratory Rotation I
Feb. 28 – Apr. 22, 2022 Laboratory Rotation II
Apr. 25 – June 17, 2022 Laboratory Rotation III
June 20, 2022 Thesis Laboratory research begins
Second and Subsequent Year Predoctoral Researchers
Thesis Laboratory research continues
Aug. 16 – Dec. 31, 2021 Fall Term
Jan. 3 – June 17, 2022 Spring Term
June 20 – Aug. 12, 2022 Summer Term

Graduation Ceremony: Monday, May 2, 2022

Holidays
Predoctoral researchers observe the following Stowers Institute holidays:
Sept. 6, 2021 Labor Day
Nov. 25-26, 2021 Thanksgiving
Dec. 23, 24 & 27, 2021 Christmas
Dec. 31, 2021 New Year’s Day
Jan. 17, 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr.Day
Feb. 21, 2022 Presidents Day
May 30, 2022 Memorial Day
July 4, 2022 Independence Day