2019 Retreat on Catalina Island

This year, Bioinformatics IDP PhD students Jesse Garcia, Brian Nadel, and Harry Yang organized the retreat at the University of Southern California’s Wrigley Marine Science Center in Two Harbors, 20 miles offshore from Los Angeles.

During the 3-day retreat, Bioinformatics IDP graduate students presented research papers and had their student meeting on applying for fellowships, writing letters of intent, managing graduate school funding packages, creating handbook, and using campus mental health resources. In addition to science, faculty and students enjoyed hiking the chaparral hills, kayaking in the bay, snorkeling in the kelp forest, and enjoying dinner overlooking the beach in Two Harbors.