Each graduate student works with a ZNI faculty mentor for up to 5 years. They participate in a culture that fosters collaboration and a strong sense of community. Although graduate students are busy with interdisciplinary coursework and lab research, they are encouraged to socialize with others during weekly seminars which feature world-renown scientists and participate in symposiums, dinner nights, tea times and other academic events.
Our philosophy at ZNI is that any person in a lab — from the PI to the research technician — is capable of making important research discoveries. Thus, our graduate students are respected as young scientists and are given extensive support and mentorship.