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Career Stories

The URBEST Career Story Q&A seminar series is specifically designed to motivate biomedical and health science trainees to consider research-related careers and initiate professional skills needed to become successful scientists. The monthly Career Story Q&A Seminar series will bring in successful scientists from diverse non-academic (and a few unique academic) careers to share their transitions and triumphs. These seminars will be guided interviews that use a common structure of pre-seminar readings (a blog post and a CV), a short seminar talk and a lengthy open-floor Q&A session. All posts are housed at the URBEST Blog.

All are welcome to attend the seminar. The session is rather interactive so bring all the questions you'd ever want answered. We will have some select opportunities to go to lunch with the speakers, and lunch invitations will be sent to URBEST trainees. First RSVPs will be selected for the lunch group.


(in the works) Career Story - Natalie Cain, PhD

Natalie Cain, PhD, Scientific Editor at Cell Reports. She will also lead a seminar about the submission process at Cell Reports and Cell Press - a look behind the scenes at the journal

 Jul 11, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | 1-9555 Louise Slaughter Conference Room

(very early phase) Career Story - Katrina Korfmacher, PhD

Katrina Korfmacher, PhD, URBEST Policy Leader

 Aug 03, 2018 @ 1:00 a.m.
 Medical Center | TBD

Gerhard Bauer, PhD

Gerhard Bauer, PhD, assistant professor of hematology and oncology, and director of GMP laboratory at UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures

 Sep 05, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.
 Medical Center | TBD

Career Story - Rick Lawless, BS, MBA

Rick Lawless, BS, MBA, - Associate Director of Biomanufacturing Training & Education Center (BTEC) at North Carolina State University. He will also discuss upcoming internship opportunities at BTEC.

 Oct 03, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.
 Medical Center | TBD

(in the works) Career Story - Nan Tracy Zheng, PhD

Nan Tracy Zheng, PhD, Senior Research Public Health Analyst, RTI (Research Triangle Institute) International

 Oct 12, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | TBD