Dear Students,
If you will need to register for* Directed Study/Research **credits  
(BIOS 898 or 899)* in fall '11, please consult with the instructor you 
will be working with to fill out the form on  under "PhD Biosciences".   
Send me the form once it's signed by you and the instructor. If you have 
discussed the independent study details in an email with the professor 
you may print out and attach the email.

If you have not registered for *dissertation proposal credits* *(BIOS 
998)* in previous terms, you'll need to first form a dissertation 
committee to register.  The committee form is found on  Please send it along to 
me once your committee members have signed, and I will get the dept. 
signatures. If you have registered for dissertation proposal credits 
(BIOS 998) in previous terms and want to register again in fall please 
send me an email for the CRN.
For a *lab rotation (BIOS 703)*, first send an email to the professor 
for permission and then forward his/her answer to me.  I'll email you 
the CRN to use to register with.

Any questions please let me know!  *I would appreciate having the 
necessary forms or emails by August 19.*

thank you,
Diane St. Germain

Diane St. Germain

Coordinator, Graduate Academic Programs

*Biology, Biosciences, Bioinformatics*

*George Mason University*

MS 5B3, 10900 University Blvd. Manassas, VA 20110

*Phone* (703) 993-4263, *Fax* (703) 993-8976