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IBiS Travel Award applications for fall conferences due 7/17/17

Thesis Talks

Victoria Church
Carthew Lab

"Microprocessor Recruitment to RNA Polymerase II Is Required for Differential Expression of MicroRNAs"

Friday, June 30, 2017
4:00 p.m.
Cook 3118
Evanston Campus


The Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS) Program at Northwestern University trains outstanding students to pursue innovative, interdisciplinary research in a broad spectrum of disciplines including cell and molecular biology, structural biology and biophysics, developmental and systems biology, biochemistry, bioengineering and biotechnology, neurobiology, and nanotechnology. The program combines an interactive and collaborative research environment, outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, and a flexible, yet rigorous, curriculum, to provide exceptional training and research opportunities. The emphasis on cutting-edge multidisciplinary technologies prepares IBiS students for success in the rapidly evolving life and biomedical sciences disciplines.

To provide even more flexible research opportunities for our PhD students, IBiS collaborates with our sister program, DGP, on Northwestern's Medical School campus to sponsor NULaBS. Under this umbrella, students can pursue coursework and laboratory rotations on either campus and take full advantage of the impressive array of resources available across all of Northwestern. IBiS, with its location on Northwestern's main campus, is uniquely situated to integrate the life sciences with other basic science disciplines including chemistry and physics, as well as with engineering and nanotechnology, promoting powerful new approaches for addressing fundamental questions in biological and biomedical sciences. The broad range of coursework and laboratory options allows students to tailor their training to their specific needs and interests, and to develop novel lines of research. After the first year of coursework and laboratory rotations, students identify a dissertation laboratory and participate in cross-campus research clusters to facilitate collaboration and depth of training in their area of specialization.

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