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The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.


City of Hope Introduces Newest Graduates

June 3, 2017 | City of Hope

On June 9, nearly a dozen newly minted graduates from the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences will have Doctor of Philosophy degrees bestowed upon them by their laboratory mentors.

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The Scientific Conference: A Necessity for Every Graduate Student

December 21, 2012 | Lauren Liddell

When my mentor, Adam Bailis, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular and cellular biology, first told me about the “ Telomeres and the DNA Damage Response ” conference put on by the European Molecular Biology Organization in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France, I was excited about the idea of attending.

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Virginia Zakian, Ph.D. and Lauren Liddell

A Day with Virginia Zakian, Ph.D.

May 11, 2012 | Lauren Liddell

We graduate students at City of Hope’s Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences have a unique opportunity that sets us apart from students at other schools. This exclusive opportunity is known among students as “the LEL,” something those outside the graduate student realm might recognize as the Leading Edge Lecture series.

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The only fellowship you don’t get is the one you don’t apply for...graduate student transition

January 20, 2012 | Damon Meyer

The transition from a graduate student to a post-doctoral fellow has been a very positive experience for me. During the final year of my graduate studies, I began looking for a postdoctoral position where I could learn protein biochemistry and work to establish a future for myself as an academic scientist. The difficulty for me lay in finding a lab with appropriate funding to support my studies while I applied for postdoctoral fellowships.

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