Ph.D. Student Handbook

Ph.D. Advisors

The first person with whom a new student has contact is the Bioengineering Graduate Group Chair. The Bioengineering Graduate Group Chair arranges each new student’s laboratory rotations and will also assist each student to develop a program of study for the fall and spring semester of their first year.

Most new students will begin the fall semester of the first year with laboratory rotations. Rotations are designed to allow students the opportunity to select a lab in which to continue their dissertation research. Once a lab is chosen the student’s advisor will be responsible to assist with future course selection plans and guide the student’s dissertation research.

Learn more about the steps you can take to build a good, successful relationship with your Ph.D. advisor.