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The Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (ILS) Graduate Programs host a number of events each year.  These events bring together students and faculty and help to foster a sense of community and spur a number of collaborative projects.  

  • The annual Admissions Weekends allow prospective students to get a feel for life in the Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology graduate programs at UT and in Texas. These events typically feature a poster sesison, interviews with faculty, presentations on student life, and social gatherings with current graduate students and faculty.

  • The ILS New Student Orientation is held at the start of the fall semester each year and provides new students the opportunity to meet peers, familiarize themselves with program requirements, and speak with Graduate Advisors and program leadership.

  • The Annual Retreat hosted at the start of the fall semester offers opportunity for students and faculty to learn and discuss each other's research and to socialize. Learn more here.

  • A regular Seminar Series featuring notable speakers from UT Austin and other institutions offers opportunities to learn about current reserach and to network with colleagues in a variety of fields. View upcoming seminars.

In addition, the ILS Graduate Student Association (GSA), also hosts a number of informal events and activities throughout the year. These include:

  • Open Coding Hours
  • BioTacos: research presentations by students + tacos!
  • Pints with Professors: held off-campus, these are informal chats with faculty and students.

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