Thesis Committee

The Thesis Committee is a five-member committee, including the Thesis Advisor, which will guide the student throughout their independent research until completion of their PhD Degree. The student and Thesis Advisor will choose four other faculty members to serve on the committee. At least one of the four additional members must be in a different department than the Thesis Advisor. Three of the five committee members must be trainers in the Biophysics Program. It is recommended that students form their Thesis Committee soon after beginning in their lab.
Once a committee is formed, the student should then schedule a meeting with all committee members to discuss the student’s research area and determine appropriate steps to complete the program requirements. A Curriculum Certification form should be filled out, signed by all committee members and submitted to the Biophysics Office.