As part of the CBI Training Program it is a requirement that all appointed students complete a Student Sabbatical by the end of your graduate studies (preferably by the end of 4.5 years in the graduate program). The Student Sabbatical proposal must be submitted by July 1 of the end of the student’s first year of support. The proposal must be approved by the CBI Program Committee before funding for the appointed student is terminated. Once the student has returned to the University of Michigan, from the Sabbatical, a one-two page written report, describing the entire experience, will be due within 30 days. The background of the Student Sabbatical is as follows:
- Students will write a proposal that outlines an “advanced rotation experience”, preferably in a research collaborators laboratory. The site of the 10 week sabbatical may be in academe, industry, or government laboratories. These laboratories may be physically located in Ann Arbor, but will preferably be located outside the Uniuversity of Michigan, possibly in more distant sites, including out of state and overseas.
- It is expected that the student will physically move to the laboratory of the collaborator for the period of the sabbatical. If necessary, the sabbatical may be done over more than one visit.
- The proposal should describe a self-contained project that is relevant to the student’s thesis work.
- A letter of approval by the advisor shall be obtained and submitted within the package.
- A letter of agreement from the host scientist shall be obtained and submitted within the package.
- At the end of the sabbatical, a short report of research experience will be submitted to the program committee. This report is due within one month of completion of the Sabbatical.
- Advisors, for each Fellow, will receive correspondence on all communications regarding the sabbatical.
The format and requirements of the Student Sabbatical Proposal are as follows:
- Cover Sheet
- Letter of Support from the Student’s Advisor
Proposals should include a letter from the UM advisor supporting the choice of the sabbatical plan and explaining how the sabbatical will supplement the training that would otherwise be provided during the course of your Ph.D. studies.
- Proposal Letter (minimum of three pages and a maximum of five)
- Letter of Support from Sabbatical Host
- A letter of support from the sabbatical host mentor is not required. Communication with the host mentor should occur prior to submission of the sabbatical proposal to ensure that the opportunity will materialize in a fashion consistent with what is described in the proposal.
The requirements of the 3-5 page Proposal Letter are as follows:
- Background of Research/Studies at U of M
- Preliminary Work – explanation of ongoing work in your lab
- Actual proposal of the work to be completed at the Host location lab/industry
- Explanation of how the work completed on your Sabbatical relates to your thesis research at U of M.
Once the sabbatical has been completed, a written Final Sabbatical Report, explaining and detailing your experience, will be due within 30 days of your arrival back to the University of Michigan’s Campus.
The format and requirements of the Student Sabbatical Completion Report are as follows:
- Cover Page
- One-two page Completion Report
The requirements of the Completion Report are as follows:
- Explanation on the work completed at the Host location lab/industry, and what was achieved
- Explanation of how the work completed on your Sabbatical relates to your thesis research at U of M
- While it is unlikely that a research publication will have been submitted or written during this period, it is important that you inform us of any publications that were written as a result of the Sabbatical. Of course, if a paper has been written on this subject, we welcome this as an appendix to your report.
Student Sabbatical Proposals
|2015||Katie Rush||Stephen Ragsdale||Alexander Johs||Oak Ridge National Laboratory||The role of HgcA and HgcB in the biosynthesis of methylmercury|
|2014||Eric Lachacz||Matthew Soellner||Torsten Nielsen||University of British Columbia||Profiled Kinase Inhibitors for Investigating Sarcomas|
|2014||David Rogawski||Jolanta Grembecka||Patricia Ernst||Dartmouth Medical School||The function of the ASH1L histone methyltransferase in leukemia|
|2013||Rachel Pricer||Anna Mapp||Brent Martin||UM Ann Arbor||Genetic Incorporation of Photoactivatable Amino Acids for the Study of Protein-Protein Interactions|
|2012||Conor Doss||Anna Mapp||Quintin Pan||Ohio State University||Phenotypic and specific cell fate consequences of Inhibiting the p300/CH1 on NANOG expression in cancer cells|
|2012||Frank Kwarcinski||Matthew Soellner||Markus Seeliger; Jeanne A. Stuckey||Stony Brook University NY; UM Ann Arbor||Selective irreversible c--Src inhibitors to explore kinase P--loop conformations through protein crystallization and crystal structure of the c-Yes enzyme|
|2012||Erin Miller||Patrick O’Brien||Leona Samson||MIT||The study of AlkB, another bacterial DNA repair protein|
|2012||Carol Ann Pitcairn||Carol Fierke||Geeta Narlikar||UCalifornia-SF||Reconstituting chromatin from recombinant components and ising a variety of biophysical approaches to study how chromatin structure is altered by chromatin remodeling enzymes|
|2012||Alison Tebo||Vincent Pecoraro||Ally Aukauloo||Université Paris-Sud 11||Techniques to selectively label peptides with Ru(bpy) chromophores for the measurement of electron transfer rates between the designed iron center in the peptide and the chromophore|
|2011||Steffen Bernard||Janet Smith||David Sherman||UM, Ann Arbor||Synthesis of Substrate Mimics to Probe Substrate Specificity in Polyketide SynthaseKetoreductase Domains|
|2011||Derek Lyons||Patrick O’Brien||Thomas E. Wilson||UM, Ann Arbor||Alteration of Frameshift Mutation Rate Resulting from Imbalanced DNA Repair|
|2011||Ronald Jenkins||Garry Dotson||Jeanne Stuckey||UM, Ann Arbor||Probing Early Acyltransferases of Lipid A Biosynthesis: A Crystallographic Study|
|2011||Christopher Taylor||Anna Mapp||Colin Duckett||UM, Ann Arbor||Identification of molecules that modulate the activity of the activator NF-kappaB|
|2011||Solymar Negretti||John Montgomery||David Sherman||UM, Ann Arbor||Isolation of Natural Product Intermediates Narbonolide and 10-deoxymethynolide & Biological Evaluation of PikC Unnatural Substrates:PikC Oxidation Studies and Antibacterial Assays|
|2011||Jonathan Whicher||Janet Smith||David Sherman||UM, Ann Arbor||Characterization of docking domains from the curacin A biosynthetic pathway Completion Report|
|2011||Melissa Zastrow||VPecoraro||Fraser A. Armstrong||Oxford University, London UK||Electrochemical studies on copper bound in a His3 coordination environment in peptides of the TRI family
Sabbatical Completion Report
|2009||Dustin Patterson||Neil Marsh||Mark Banaszak Holl||UM, Ann Arbor||Imaging proteins by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)|
|2009||James Patrone||Garry Dotson||Jeanne Stuckey||UM, Ann Arbor||Intermediate-Based Inhibitors of Phosphopantothenoylcysteine Synthetase: A Crystallographic Study|
|2009||Matthew Leathen||John Wolfe||Amgen Inc.||Cambridge, Massachusetts||Facile preparation of protected benzylic and heteroarylmethyl amines via room temperature Curtius rearrangement|
|2007||Edgar Lee||AGafni||Bradd Orr||UM||Mechanisms of Islet Amyloid Polypeptide Oligomerization Investigated
with Atomic Force Microscopy
|2006||Sara Buhrlage||AMapp||David Wemmer||Berkeley, CA||Small Molecules for Targeting Protein Surfaces|
|2005||Curtis Schneider||VPecoraro||Luca DiGioia||Milan, Italy||Mechanism of Oxo Transfer Ligands: A DFT Investigation (.doc)
EJIC article (pdf)
For more information about the CBI Training Grant E-mail: CBI.Gen.Info@umich.edu