Kate Rubins

Read about our most recent Retreat and keynote speaker, Dr. Kate Rubins, NASA Astronaut>>


The CMB Program sponsors a one-day retreat for all students and faculty usually in August. The Retreat takes place at the Grand Isle Lake House, about 40 minutes north of Burlington on one of the islands of Lake Champlain. The Lake House is an old Victorian style guest house situated on a strikingly beautiful location overlooking Lake Champlain to the south, with the Green Mountains to the west and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State to the east. This location was chosen intentionally to get everyone off campus for the day and free them from other obligations. It is a popular venue for exchanging ideas and simply socializing. The Retreat provides an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the research going on in the CMB community by listening to invited keynote speaker, selected UVM speakers and joining in the group discussions.

Check out photos from the 2018 Retreat! (Click the arrows to navigate)

CMB/NGP Retreat 2018

Previously invited speakers:

  • 2018 Retreat: Kathleen "Kate" Rubins, PhD, NASA Astronaut
  • 2017 Retreat: Ryoma “Puck” Ohi, PhD, from the department of Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
  • 2016 Retreat: Peter Bove, PhD, Director of Respiratory Disease Research at Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc., and CMB alumnus
  • 2015 Retreat: Giovanni Bosco, PhD, from the department of Genetics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, NH
  • 2014 Retreat: David Schatz, PhD, from the department of Immunology at Yale University, CT
  • 2013 Retreat: Matt Bogyo, PhD, from the department of Pathology at Stanford University, CA
  • 2012 Retreat: Matt Redinbo, PhD, from the department of Chemistry at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • 2011 Retreat: John M. Burke, PhD, from the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at UVM