During the summer and 12-week core curriculum course, BIMS students meet and hear about research opportunities from numerous faculty who are eager to have graduate students join their laboratory and research teams. Students have the opportunity to select three faculty with whom they would like to do six-week intensive research projects.
These six-week research-intensive projects occur in early July – late August, early-November – late December, and early-January – mid-February of the first year. By mid-February, following the third six-week research project, students select, upon consultation with each of the three faculty, a thesis mentor and laboratory.
If the mentor does not have a primary appointment in MIC, a co-mentor with a primary MIC appointment may be required. The need for a co-mentor is determined by the MIC Academic Advisory Committee and will be communicated to the student and the mentor as necessary.