BBS PhD Program

BBS Recruitment 2023

The Cornell University Biomedical and Biological Sciences (BBS) Ph.D. Program Recruitment event will be held Sunday, January 29th through Tuesday, January 31st (departure morning of Wednesday, February 1st).  You will meet with faculty, current graduate students and campus partners and get a glimpse of the BBS Ph.D. program, Cornell University and Ithaca community.  

To make navigating the experience a bit easier recruits are assigned a "BBS Buddy" in ealry January.  BBS Buddies are current graduate students that have successfully navigated the recruitment experience and can be a source of information and guidance.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, January 29

4:30 to 6:30 PM Welcome Reception
with BBS Faculty & Grad Students

Monday, January 30

7:00 AM Breakfast
with Current Grad Students
8:20 AM

Welcome Address & BBS PhD Program Overview

Dr. Lorin Warnick,
Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Robert Weiss,
Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Education

8:45 AM

Biomedical Research Faculty Presentation

Dr. Anushka Dongre,
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Colleen Lau,
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

9:30 AM

Career Resources for Graduate Students

Dr. Colleen McLinn,
Associate Dean for Professional Development

Susi Varvayanis,
Executive Director for Careers Beyond Academia

9:50 AM to 12:00 PM

Panel Interviews with DGS

Check Agenda for Individual Meeting Time

10:15 to 12:00 PM Research Facilities Information Session
12:00 PM

with Current Graduate Students

1:00 to 5:00 PM Individual Meetings with Faculty
7:00 PM Dinner
with Current Graduate Students

Tuesday, January 30

7:30 AM Breakfast
with Current Graduate Students
9:00 AM Cornell Facilities & Lab Tour
10:45 AM Ithaca & Cornell Campus Tour
3:30 PM

Biomedical & Biological Sciences Poster Session
Wine & Cheese Reception

6:00 PM Dinner

Wednesday, February 1

9:00 AM

Biomedical & Biological Sciences Seminar

Faculty Interviews 

Recruits are asked to identify nine faculty members whose research interests them as part of the registration process.  The BBS program will review the list of faculty submitted, schedule in-person interviews for Monday, January 30th and will advise students with whom to reach out to schedule virtual meeting prior to their arrival to Ithaca.  

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Ithaca Campus 

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Campus Tour - Important Places and Unique Quirks Wagner Lab - Shurman Hall and Equine Facility Sapsucker Woods                
The Basics of the Vet College Doerr Lab-Weill Hall University Park Apartments
Sylvia Lee Lab:Biotech Tour Village Solar Apartments
Alex Travis Lab: Baker Institute Maplewood Apartments
Visit Ithaca


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