Lab meetings take place every two weeks. They typically feature the research of one individual in the lab, and they are highly rigorous and interactive.
Literature Review Meetings
Literature review meetings alternate with lab meetings. In 10 minutes, each lab member discusses a research article directly relevant to the project they are spearheading. These meetings facilitate the incorporation of new ideas and designs into the lab's experimental approaches and provide a framework for lab members to share their knowledge and expertise.
Meetings with PI
The PI allocates time for regular meetings with lab members.
Once a month, Dr. Brugarolas organizes a conference for medical oncologists, urologists, radiation oncologists, geneticists, and scientists to discuss patient cases.
The lab works extensively on human tumor samples. This work is greatly aided by Dr. Payal Kapur, a pathologist with urological expertise who is a close collaborator.
Due to the ever increasing importance of quantitative approaches to the evaluation of biological processes, the lab has enlisted the assistance of a biostatistician. Dr. Jin Xie, an associate professor in the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern, participates regularly in our lab meetings and is familiar with all ongoing projects to which he contributes his knowledge of statistics.
Department of Developmental Biology Seminars
Departmental seminars take place once a week during the academic year and are a venue for graduate students and postdocs to present their research. These meetings are typically attended by all of the principal investigators in the department and are the forum of outstanding scientific discussions.
UT Southwestern Conferences
Each week, UT Southwestern offers a large number of high-quality conferences that cover a broad range of topics. Click here to see the schedule.