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.

Retreat 2020

This year's retreat was held virtually on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. The keynote address was delivered by Raven Baxter, "Raven the Science Maven". We thank everyone for attending and hope you'll review our 2019-2020 Year in Review and revisit the words of wisdom spoken from our Keynote and from alumni during the event.

CMB/NGP 2019-2020 Year in Review (PDF)

Keynote Speaker: Raven Baxter
Nationally Acclaimed Science Communicator & Molecular Biologist
“Self-Advocacy and Resiliency in your STEM Journey”


Messages from Alumni, August 2020

CMB/NGP alumni reach out to our current students during our annual Retreat with their post-grad wisdom.

CMB Retreat Planning Committee:
Montana Kay Lara
Lea Drogalis
Cole Davidson
Sean Lenahan
Julia Snyder
Katie Queen
Jeff Brabec
Alyssa Richman
Bethany Mihavics
Kate Quinn
Jessica Lalime
Haley Olszewski
Darby Mayville


Past Retreats

Check out photos from the 2019 Retreat! (Click the arrows to navigate)

CMB/NGP Retreat 2019

Previously invited speakers: