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Lab Rotations

IQ Biology students rotate in three different labs across multiple departments in their first year within the IQ Biology faculty network. Rotation research is an opportunity to explore potential advisors, different departments, and new research techniques.
IQ Biology students rotate in three different labs across multiple departments in their first year within the IQ Biology faculty network. Rotation research is an opportunity to explore potential advisors, different departments, and new research techniques.

All first‐year IQ Biology students will participate in three, 10‐week research rotations. Students must choose three different labs in at least two different departments/disciplines. Research rotations should fit with your research interests but challenge you to learn new techniques and introduce you to ideas outside of your primary discipline. For both semesters of the first year, students conducting research rotations sign up for three credits of CHEM 6901‐898 per semester for a grade.

For each rotation period you will provide us with a ranked list of your “top three” lab preferences. We will make every effort to give students their first choice of labs for their rotation assignments. Because multiple students may be interested in joining the same lab and because space may be limited, you may not always get your first choice. To help you make an informed decision, please visit our website’s faculty page to check out their research and find contact information. In addition to the IQ Biology faculty listed on our website, it is possible to rotate in the labs of any of the faculty from our participating departments by arrangement (which we can help you with).

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