PMB graduate students have access to many department and campus resources during their time in the program. Begin with the PMB Graduate Student Handbook for comprehensive details on progression through the program. The handbook, forms and applications, and the following information are designed to support and inform students as they strive toward their educational and research goals.
- FALL 2023 & SPRING 2024 PMB GSI Application (OPEN)
- FALL 2023 PMB Reader Application (OPEN)
- PMB Travel Grant Application
- PMB Annual Academic Progress Report (DCR & APR forms must be submitted here)
Forms and Documents
- Rotation Agreement Form (to be completed 3x)
- Lab Placement Agreement
- PMB Qualifying Exam Guide
- Doctoral Candidacy Review & Annual Thesis Meetings Form
PMB Department Resources
- Room Reservations
- Equipment Check-out
- Parking Permits
- Additional Department Resources
- Additional Lab Resources
- Payment Issue Tracker
Graduate Division Resources
Academic Support Resources
- Graduate Writing Center Services and Program
- Getting What You Need From Your Research Advisor
- The GSI Teaching and Resource Center prepares graduate student instructors (GSIs) for teaching they will do at Berkeley and for the teaching they will do in future academic and nonacademic careers. The Center provides conferences , workshops , seminars , confidential consultations , classroom observations (with or without video-recording), grants , awards , an online teaching guide , and a robust web-based course on professional standards and ethics in teaching .
- GradPro helps Berkeley graduate students develop their skills, succeed in their programs and launch their careers. Along with their campus partners, they support graduate students in exploring and preparing for the full range of diverse careers available to them, within and beyond academia. Check out their Professional Development Guide .
- UC Berkeley Career Center: Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in academia or exploring the broad range of other professional options, the Career Center has workshops, events and online resources that can help you find job announcements, prepare your credentials, and bring you face-to-face with potential employers. Take a look at the Grad Student & PhD Services they offer. If you’re not sure what you want to do after grad school, PhD advisors can provide counseling and assessments that will help you in that decision-making process.
- QB3-Berkeley Graduate and Postdoc Career Development office supports and strengthens professional development for diverse graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biological sciences at Berkeley.
- Graduate Division’s Guide to Graduate Policy
- Withdrawals and Readmission/Re-enrollment
- Withdrawal may affect such things as visa status, residency status, and student loan repayments, Normative Time status and ability to use filing fee when filing your dissertation. Be sure to consult with the Graduate Advisor, Student Services Advisor, and if applicable, the Financial Aid Office, and Berkeley International Office before withdrawing.
- Student Employee Leave Charts (for ASE/GSRs)
- Office for Graduate Diversity, which provides support and services for prospective and continuing students in an effort to support and sustain a more diverse graduate community. Resources at OGD for current graduate students include:
- American Indian Graduate Program
- Undocumented Graduate Student Resources
- Path to the Professoriate Program
- AAPI Wellness Guide
- Inclusive Excellence in Quals Prep Program
- Centers for Educational Justice and Community Engagement
- African American Student Development
- Asian Pacific American Student Development
- Chicanx Latinx Student Development
- Gender Equity Resource Center
- Multicultural Community Center
- Native American Student Development
- The Undocumented Student Program (USP) practices a holistic, multicultural and solution-focused approach that delivers individualized service for each student. The academic counseling, legal support, financial aid resources and extensive campus referral network provided by USP helps students develop the unique gifts and talents they each bring to the university, while empowering a sense of belonging. The program’s mission is to support the advancement of undocumented students within higher education and promote pathways for engaged scholarship.
- Berkeley Student Parent Center and Graduate Student Parent Resources
- Berkeley International Office
- Discrimination and Harassment Policies and Resources. Consider including information about and links to OPHD, Title IX policies and regulations, the Ombuds Office, etc.
- If you need academic accommodations please register online with the Disabled Students Program (DSP). If you have an issue of concern or want to file a grievance please visit the office of Disability Access and Compliance (DAC).
- Autism Spectrum Services
- Resources for Academic and Learning Support
- Career Services
- Community based Disability Resources
Emergency Financial Support
- The Basic Needs Holistic Fund is a centralized entry point for all UC Berkeley students to apply for emergency financial support. The fund is a collaboration between the UCB Basic Needs Center, Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, Graduate Division, Graduate Assembly, and ASUC Student Advocate's Office.
- For more information on what is covered by the fund and the application process, see the Basic Needs Holistic Fund Guide.
- Support for Student Parents and Caregivers
Student Life and Wellbeing
- University Health Services
- Path to CARE Center
- A Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment in Field Placements : for graduate students, graduate programs, and all who want to prevent violence
- Graduate Peer Support Providers
- Graduate Wellness Center
- Ombuds Office for Students and Postdoctoral Appointees
- Basic Needs Hub provides resources including:
- CalFresh: Also known as SNAP/EBT, is a long term food assistance program that awards eligible students up to $234 per month for groceries.
- Care Coordination
- One-on-one support around emergency housing, food, financial needs.
- Drop-in Services
- Emergency Housing: Short-term emergency housing for students who are homeless or at imminent risk of losing their housing.
- Food for Thought Seminars
- Food Pantry: The Berkeley Food Pantry is an emergency food relief supply open to all UC Berkeley undergraduates, graduates, staff, visiting scholars, postdocs, and faculty. It offers free items such as rice, pasta, milk, cereal, spices, freezer items, and fresh produce. There is no eligibility criteria; the pantry operates on a self-assessed need basis as long as you have your Cal ID.
- Holistic Fund
- Safety Resources
- Night Safety Services
- BearWalk – Working on campus late at night? BearWalk is there for you! BearWalk is a walking escort service that is largely a student-run operation, organized by Community Service Officers (CSO’s) through UCPD. The service is available from dusk to 2:30 am.
- University of California Police Department
- Free Perks for Graduate Students
- Access to Free Software: The full list of free software available to UC Berkeley students can be found at the Software Catalog
- News Subscription
- New York Times
- Wall Street Journal
- AC Transit Easy Pass
- Unlimited rides on AC Transit buses and Bear Transit Shuttle)
- UC Berkeley Arts Passport
- Computer labs/study rooms
- AMTRAK Student Advantage Card
Ergonomic Information – The Be Well at Work – Ergonomics Program promotes healthy campus work environments through workshops, consultation and coordination of the campus network of departmental computer workstation evaluators. Their goal is to help fit jobs to people. If you are hired as a GSI or GSR, you are considered an employee and your department could benefit from the Matching Funds program: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/facstaff/ergonomics/matching-funds .Visit this page https://uhs.berkeley.edu/bewellatwork/ergonomics for instructional ergonomic videos and handouts.
Stretch and Movement Breaks: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/facstaff/ergonomics/computer-ergonomics/stretch
- Campus Facilities and Spaces
- Study spaces at UC Berkeley’s libraries
- The Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) holds over 100,000 square feet of activity space. The vast space allows the pursuit of a plethora of interests and pastimes. RSF accommodations include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 3 weight rooms, seven basketball courts, seven racquetball/handball courts, six squash courts, treadmills, elliptical trainers, stairmasters, rowing machines, and stationary bikes. Additionally, there is space reserved for volleyball, badminton, group exercise classes, martial arts, and table tennis.
- Memorial Stadium Fitness
- Restrooms – UC Berkeley is engaged in an ongoing process to provide restroom facilities that serve the needs of all members of the campus, helping to create an overall inclusive campus environment for all members of our community. See https://restrooms.berkeley.edu/ for a gender inclusive restroom map, information about accessible restrooms, and where to find changing tables on our campus.