Our program requires that all doctoral students participate in at least one journal club every semester. Journal clubs are a traditional activity in research departments and are one of the important places where you learn about a field.
Faculty, post-docs, and graduate students with common research interests meet weekly to hear a discussion of a recent journal article. Although the specific topics covered change rapidly as the participants choose new areas to focus on, there are long-standing journal clubs in areas such as:
- Protein folding & stability
- Nucleic acid-protein interactions
- Eukaryotic transcription
- Biological membranes
- Macromolecular folding & design