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What courses should I take and when?

The courses you must complete are:

Fall Year 1: Graduate Group Core Courses (8 units)

RCR Course: QSB/ MBSE 294

Spring Year 1: All remaining units needed 

Fall Year 2: I-BioSTep Courses 

BIOE 215/ PHYS 231

Spring Year 2: I-BioSTep Courses 

PHYS 230/ BIOE 230; QSB 234/ PHYS 234/ BIOE 234


What workshops should I be completing in the Summer?

Online RCR training: The Online RCR course you should complete this summer is linked below. The name of the course is Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) (Basic). The instructions are linked as well. Please make sure to follow them step by step to ensure the training fee is covered by UC Merced.

Explore Our Courses | CITI Program

CITI Instructions (

Another workshop to sign up for is one of the CCBM training module: There are three usually offered every summer.

1. Imaging/Spectroscopy 

2. Computation/Modeling

3. Flow Cytometry/Confocal.

Please contact Carrie Kouadio ( for details about dates and signing up.


How do I receive a reimbursements for travel and confrences?

To submit for reimbursements fill out this form to provide information about your trip as well as any documentation showing purchases. Once you have filled out the reimbursement form, email to let her know and she will finish the process on your behalf.

Reimbursement Form:

Please note all expenses may not be reimbursable. This is due to the travel, entertainment and general reimbursement policies. Your reimbursement request will move through various approval and audit stages. Once all requirements are satisfied, your reimbursement will be submitted for final review and payment. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. 


Who is my G-RISE Mentor and what do I meet with them about?


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