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2020-2021 Academic Calendar

First-Year Predoctoral Researchers
Aug. 10-25, 2020 Orientation and pre-course(s)
Aug. 24 – Dec. 11, 2020 Critical Analysis of the Scientific Literature
Aug. 26 – Sept. 11, 2020 Module I Cell Biology

Sept. 3-4, 2020

Young Investigator Science Retreat
Sept. 14-25, 2020 Module II Genetics
Sept. 28 – Oct. 9, 2020 Module III Transcription and Chromatin
Oct. 12-23, 2020 Module IV Neuroscience
Oct. 26 – Nov. 6, 2020 Module V Genomic and Computational Approaches to Understanding Gene Expression
Nov. 9-20, 2020 Module VI Cell Dynamics, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology
Nov. 23-27, 2020 Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 30 – Dec. 11, 2020 Module VII Evolution and Model Systems
Dec. 14, 2020 – Jan. 1, 2021 Winter break
Jan. 4 – Feb. 26, 2021 Laboratory Rotation I
March 1 – Apr. 23, 2021 Laboratory Rotation II
Apr. 26 – June 18, 2021 Laboratory Rotation III
June 21, 2021 Thesis Laboratory research begins
Second and Subsequent Year Predoctoral Researchers
Thesis Laboratory research continues

Aug. 17 – Dec. 31, 2020

Fall Term

Jan. 4 – June 18, 2021

Spring Term
June 21 – Aug. 13, 2021 Summer Term

Graduation Ceremony: Monday, May 3, 2021

Holidays
Predoctoral researchers observe the following Stowers Institute holidays:
Sept. 7, 2020 Labor Day
Nov. 26-27, 2020 Thanksgiving
Dec. 24, 25 & 28, 2020 Christmas
Jan. 1, 2021 New Year’s Day
Jan. 18, 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr.Day
Feb. 15, 2021 Presidents Day
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day
July 5, 2021 Independence Day