Research Rotations

Students may elect to perform a first rotation during the summer before the first academic year. Students are required to perform research rotations during the Fall and Winter terms of the first year. Students can perform two half-semester rotations during the Winter term. With the approval of the PIBS Director, students may register for additional rotations during the Spring and Summer terms. For faculty availability for rotations, see the PIBS website.

Tips for choosing rotations

  • Research possible mentors: Try PIBS, CMB, and individual faculty pages. Remember, you can rotate in any department!
  • Get advising from the PIBS director, who identifies areas of interest and directs student to appropriate program advisers.
  • Program adviser discusses student's interests and directs them to individual faculty.
  • Student contacts faculty member and meets individually to discuss possible rotation projects and analyze the lab environment.