This course uses a journal club format to discuss important papers along the interests of the students enrolled. Each student is instructed to carefully select a paper that motivates the work in the lab and lead the discussion of the paper with the group. Depending on level of the student (beginning vs. advanced) work in progress can be presented using the paper as an introduction to the work. The course meets weekly. All MIC Training Area Graduate students are required to participate in the graduate student seminar each year in residence.