Resources for PhD Students
Registration & Petition Forms
• Continuing Student Status Registration Form (For full-time students)Use this form if you’re not registering for any credit and need to have continuing student status.
• Certificate of Full-Time Participation in Graduate ProgramUse this form only when you’re registering for credits and need to be certified full-time.
• Bioinformatics Program Petition FormUse this form to use one course in lieu of another or to request a waiver for requirement. Please be sure to attach any relevant course descriptions.
• Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Procedures and FormsIncludes forms and instructions related to: PhD Diploma Applications, Dissertation Prospectus Approval and Submission, Submission of Dissertation Defense Abstract
Lab Rotation and Research Advisor Forms
•Thesis Advisory Committee Prospectus Approval Form
To be submitted along with the GRS Dissertation Approval Form
Travel Fellowships, Conferences, Poster Printing
The Bioinformatics Program has travel funds available for PhD students who have been invited to present a poster or give a talk at a scientific conference or workshop.
• Print your poster using PhDposters.com – just stop by the Bioinformatics office or call a staff at 358-0752 for instructions
• If you work in a BME lab print your poster in ERB 211
•How to print a poster in the Biology Media Center in LSEB 631.
Room Access and Reservations - 24 Cummington Mall
Conference Room Request
The faculty, students and staff of the Bioinformatics Graduate Program recognize the importance of a diversified student body. We believe all of our students benefit from being part of a close-knit community where they can share and learn about each other’s educational backgrounds, cultures, religious beliefs, physical and mental abilities, political views and career aspirations.
Accommodations and support services are available to ensure that students have access to academic, social, cultural and recreational programs. Available services include auxiliary aids such as sign-language interpreters, exam accommodations, note taking services, text in alternative format, and assistive technology. Strategic Education Services (SES) are available for students with conditions that may affect academic progress on a continuing basis, including ADHD, head injuries, mood disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, and autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s. Accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis depending on the individual’s diagnosis and documented needs. SES is a free, individualized, one-to-one weekly strategy session, where an individual’s skills are developed in several areas, including organization, test taking, interpersonal skills and self-advocacy.
Please visit the Disability Services website to learn more about services available for specific disabilities, or contact the office by email at email@example.com. You can also contact Caroline Lyman in the Bioinformatics Program at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns you may have regarding support services.
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