GBS 1st Year Curriculum
Contact: Patricia Matthews
Email: / Tel: 934-7034

GBS Core Courses 
     GBS 708 | August 9-September 19
     Recommended Text
     Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Ed. (Alberts et al)   
     Syllabus for Fall 2016

     GBS 708 | September 20-October 31
     Recommended Text:
     Biochemistry, 4nd Ed. (Voet and Voet)
     Sample Syllabus from 2015      

     GBS 709 | November 1-December 16
     Required Text
     Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Ed. (Alberts et al)
     Sample Syllabus from 2015

Theme-Specific and Advanced Courses, First Year and Beyond
     Check with your theme manager about your theme's requirements

Research Rotations
     Falll Semester:
     August 15-October 14
     October 17-December 16

     Spring Semester 2017:
     January 9-March 10
     March 13-May 12

     Rotation Form for the mentor
     Rotation Form for the student

GBS Curriculum Second Year and Beyond
     Electives/Advanced Courses - Typically three courses are required, in accord with theme policies and are determined by student and thesis advisor.

     Journal Club and/or Seminar - Students select a Journal Club, organized by a theme, a department or a university research center, for participation each Fall and Spring semester during the remainder of their PhD training.

Advisory Committee
     Thesis Committee - After selecting a research mentor, a thesis committee is formed in consultation between student and advisor to provide curriculum and other oversight. The committee is established in the second year of training.

     UAB GBS & MSTP Student Evaluation Form for Resarch Committee Meetings
     UAB GBS & MSTP Mentor Evaluation Form for Research Committee Meetings

For further Curriculum, Rotations, and Academic Program information please see the GBS Handbook 2015-2016, as well as your theme-specific handbook, if available.