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THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016

Meet in the Danforth Center foyer at 9:30 a.m. 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.-Tour

Volunteer drivers will be needed.
We will hand out yellow parking passes and campus maps showing parking spots and the biology building location. 

Directions:
Right onto Warson out of DDPSC parking lot, 
Left on Olive, 
Right on I-170 South on-ramp, 
Take the Forest Park Parkway exit 1E east,
Right on Big Bend Blvd
Left on Forsyth Blvd

Parking options:
-Turn left at Wallace Drive and park in yellow lot on the left (lot 35)
-Turn left at Wallace Drive and park in the underground garage (the Danforth Univ. Center Garage, Lot 85).  Note, if you pay for parking in this garage, give Cathy the receipt for reimbursement.
-Turn left at Tolman Way and park in the yellow lot on the left (Lot 40). This is the closest lot to Rebstock.
-For other options, see the yellow lots on the parking map.

Walk to Rebstock Building (#92 on the map).
Meet Dr. Joe Jez, outside the Rebstock building in the garden off the parking lot (yellow lot 40/Red lot 41).
Dr. Joe Jez cell phone: 314-398-4956

Agenda
10:00 AM Overview of WUSTL and the Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Microbial Biosciences (Life Sciences 310)
10:30 AM Tour of the department and campus
11:15 AM Meet with grad students/open question time (Life Sciences 310)
12:00 PM Return to Danforth Center
 
Resource
Washington University Biology Department Website 

The Graduate Program in Plant and Microbial Biosciences (PMB) employs prokaryotes, eukaryotic microbes, mosses and vascular plants as experimental organisms to address fundamental and applied biological problems. Contemporary research on plant and microbial systems has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the natural world and drives innovation in biomedicine, agriculture, and energy production. 

The PMB Program is designed for students seeking a PhD. Our objective is to train world-class, creative biologists who employ plants and microbes as their primary model systems, but also have extensive familiarity with state-of-the-art techniques and approaches across disciplines. The success of PMB graduates in obtaining postdoctoral fellowships, professorships at leading academic institutions, and leadership positions in the private sector attests to the inherent strengths of this philosophy. 

PMB is fully integrated with eleven other graduate programs that comprise the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, one of the top PhD and MD/PhD training environments in the US. Faculty in PMB maintain close ties with graduate programs in Molecular Microbiology and Pathogenesis, Genetics and Genomics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Cell Biology.  Students in PMB receive training not only in plant and microbial systems, but also in state-of-the-art approaches to imaging, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, systems biology, geochemistry, molecular evolution, and ecology, from leaders in the field