Members of the CMB Program and Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) participate in a one-day retreat before classes start in August. The Retreat provides an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the research going on in the CMB and NGP community by listening to an invited keynote speaker, selected UVM speakers and joining in the group discussions.

2024 Retreat - Wednesday, August 2st

UVM Alumni House

2020 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.


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

CMB/NGP Retreat 2019

Previously invited keynote speakers:

  • 2023: Vincent Racaniello, PhD, creator and host of Microbe TV and THis Week in Virology
  • 2022: Ralph Budd, MD, UVM Professor of Medicine and CMB Director Emeritus
  • 2021: 1- Minute Chalk Talks by current students, and a Science Illustration group activity
  • 2020: Raven Baxter, award-winning and internationally acclaimed science educator and molecular biologist
  • 2019: Jay Hosler, PhD, from the department of Biology at Juniata College, PA
  • 2018: Kathleen "Kate" Rubins, PhD, NASA Astronaut. Read all about it>>
  • 2017: Ryoma “Puck” Ohi, PhD, from the department of Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
  • 2016: Peter Bove, PhD, Director of Respiratory Disease Research at Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc., and CMB alumnus
  • 2015: Giovanni Bosco, PhD, from the department of Genetics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, NH
  • 2014: David Schatz, PhD, from the department of Immunology at Yale University, CT
  • 2013: Matt Bogyo, PhD, from the department of Pathology at Stanford University, CA
  • 2012: Matt Redinbo, PhD, from the department of Chemistry at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • 2011: John M. Burke, PhD, from the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at UVM