News & Events

The Brown IMSD is dedicated to diversifying STEM fields and creating an inclusive learning environment for all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender identities, sexual orientation, age or abilities. While some students are selected each year to receive funding through an NIH NIGMS research education grant, the IMSD community is open to all students. We are committed to providing opportunities for both personal and professional development and creating spaces where students feel safe, included, and heard.

If you or any fellow students who would like to participate in community events, we encourage you to reach out to the IMSD Program ([email protected]) to be included in a weekly email digest of events. Students can also participate as Senior Scholars for IMSD Training Modules


  • Jeremy Horrell Thesis Defense

    Jeremy Horrell defended his thesis titled "Observing the natural and heteromorphic organization of the human genome in nanoscience resolution" on April 11th. He was joined by his advisor Dr. Nicola Neretti as well as his colleagues, friends and family.

    Congratulations to Jeremy on this amazing accomplishment.

  • Jeremy J. Lomax Thesis Defense

    Jeremy (JJ) Lomax defended his thesis titled ""Comparative Analyses of the Feeding Apparatus in Serrasalmidae" on April 11, 2022.  He was joined in person by his thesis advisor Dr. Elizabeth L. Brainerd and about 30 members of his on-campus community and colleagues.  There were also over 87 friends and family whom joined JJ via Zoom. 

  • Training Module- Scientific Writing: Key Concepts

    In this 3-part training module, participants will learn how to effectively communicate the what, why, how, and outcomes of your scientific research.

    Develop skills and strategies for writing a journal article, responding to reviewer comments, and engaging in critical peer reviews.

  • Robert Gutierrez Thesis Defense

    Robert Gutierrez defends his thesis "Adipose-derived stem cell microtissues during mesenchymal condensation and chondrogenesis"

    Monday December 20th 2021 |  10am 

    Stephen Robert Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge: Room 201

    Contact Melodie Vincenty for Zoom link

  • Kavin Nunez Thesis Defense

    Kavin Nunez defends his thesis "Mechanisms Mediating Cue-Induced Ethanol Seeking in Drosophila"

    Friday, November 5th 2021 |  1:30pm via Zoom

    Contact [email protected] for Zoom link