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GWIS Seminars are held the third Thursday of each month from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Alternative careers in patent law and related services

Claudia Stewart, Ph.D. - Senior Manager, Biomedical Licensing, Office of Technology Transfer, U of R Medical Center

 Sep 16, 2004 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Publish and Perish

Mr. Tom Rickey - Manager of National Media Relations and Science Editor, U of R Medical Center

 Nov 18, 2004 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Life as an administrator at a major University: The Path from Professor to Administrator

Joanna Olmsted, Ph.D. - Dean of Faculty Development, U of R River Campus

 Dec 16, 2004 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Starting and Sustaining Your Own Biotech Company: What Intellectual, Human and Financial Resources are Required

Maurice Zauderer, Ph.D. - President/ Chief Executive Officer of Vaccinex, Rochester, NY

 Jan 20, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Managerial and Leadership Skills

Barbara Iglewski, Ph.D. - Professor and Chair of Microbiology and Immunology, U or R Medical Center

 Feb 17, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

The rewards (and frustrations) of a science career in public health with the federal government

Sheila Dollard, Ph.D. - Clinical Lab Director for Herpesviruses, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 Mar 17, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Interviewing for a post-doctoral position

Shona Mookerjee - Graduate Student, Department of Biology, University of Rochester

 Apr 21, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

My Life In Science

Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D. - Yale University-HHMI, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

 May 19, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

One of the Many Pathways to an Academic Career at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution

Laurie Cook, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Science, SUNY-Brockport

 Sep 15, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

My Path HHMI Professor

Brenda Bass, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Utah

 Oct 20, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Balancing Career and Family With an Aim for Academics

Jane Jackman, Ph.D. - Post-doctoral Fellow, Phizicky Lab , Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of Rochester

 Nov 17, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Research and Teaching at a Small Liberal Arts College

Patricia J. Hilleren, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Biology, Lubin Family Professor for Women in Science, Skidmore College

 Dec 15, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Patent Law in Science

Tina Williams McKeon, J.D., Ph.D. - Patent Lawyer, Needle & Rosenberg, P.C., Atlanta, Georgia

 Jan 19, 2006 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Research in Large Industry

Deirdre Nelson, Ph.D. - Preclinical Scientist, Global Research Center, Biosciences, General Electric Company, Niskayuna, NY

 Feb 16, 2006 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

My Path to Program Director at the National Science Foundation

Joanne Tornow, Ph.D. - Program Director, Genes and Genome Systems, BIO/MCB, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

 Mar 16, 2006 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Careers in Science Communication

Greg Williams, M.S., Journalism - Senior Science Editor, University of Rochester Medical Center

 Apr 20, 2006 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

My Life in Science

Christine Guthrie, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California-San Francisco

 May 25, 2006 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Overview of GWIS Program for 2006 - 2007, and Social

 Sep 21, 2006 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

From Academics To Forensics

Paul Goncharoff, Ph.D. - Criminalist IV and Supervisor, Mitochondrial DNA Analysis Unit, Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), NYC and Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University School of Medicine

 Oct 19, 2006 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Teaching and Mentoring at a Technical Institute

Jean Douthwright, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biology, Rochester Institute of Technology

 Nov 16, 2006 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

My Path: Gene Therapy to Science Education

Dina Markowitz, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine, Director, Life Sciences Learning Center, Director, Center for Science Education and Outreach, University of Rochester

 Dec 21, 2006 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

How I Chose A Career In Clinical Microbiology

Suzanne Dale, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Microbiology Laboratories, University of Rochester

 Jan 18, 2007 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

My Path In Science, Moving Through Four Countries, And Integrating Science And Family

Vera Gorbunova, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Rochester

 Feb 15, 2007 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Balancing Academic Science and Family, Part I

Anna Marie Pyle, Ph.D. - William Edward Gilbert Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University

 Mar 15, 2007 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Balancing Academic Science and Family, Part II

Rachel Green, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 Apr 19, 2007 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Assistant Professorship in Science at a Private Liberal Arts College

Cathleen Cox, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, St. John Fisher College

 May 17, 2007 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Is it Possible to Have it All? - Advice from the Trenches on Doing Science and Having a Life

Edith Lord, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology University of Rochester Medical Center

 Oct 18, 2007 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Life as an Editor of Nature Structural & Molecular Biology

Boyana Konforti, Ph.D. - Editor, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology

 Jan 17, 2008 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Returning to my Roots: University of Rochester, Start (Graduate Student) to Finish (tenured Associate Professor)

Gloria M. Culver, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Rochester

 Feb 21, 2008 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Research Science and Raising a Family (in which both daughters are in graduate school to become research scientists themselves)

Elsebet Lund, Ph.D. - Senior Scientist, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Wisconsin

 Mar 20, 2008 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Science and Life: Determining Your Roles

Valerie J. Thomson, Ph.D. - Principal, Bard High School Early College II, Visiting Scientist, Bard College, Rockefeller University

 Apr 17, 2008 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

My Experiences in Military Science and Academia

Wendy Knapp Pogozelski, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Chemistry, SUNY Geneseo

 May 15, 2008 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Opportunities and Challenges for Research Scientists in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Leading with the Science

Rob Spencer, Ph.D. - Senior Director, Preclinical Development,

 Oct 01, 2008 @ 4:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

A Woman in Science: An Unlikely Academic

Anita K. Hopper, Ph.D. - Professor and Chair, Dept. Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University

 Oct 16, 2008 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

On Surfing, Sailing, Sun and Science

Pamela A. Silver, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School

 Nov 20, 2008 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

From Science to Start-Up: How I Went from the Bench to a High-Tech Start-Up

James Roussie, Ph.D., M.S. STC - Sales & Marketing, SiMPore Inc.

 Dec 18, 2008 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Women's Health Issues

Carla M. Peracchia, M.D. - Senior Instructor, Medicine, Primary Care Physician, Rochester, NY

 Jan 15, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Beyond the Lab and the Classroom - Using Your Graduate Degree in Nontraditional Ways

Hilary S. Leeds, J.D. - Program Analyst, Office of Science and Technology, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

 Feb 19, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Personal Wealth Management: How Proper Asset Allocation When Developing a Portfolio can Reduce Risk and Increase Return

Mark Lomonaco - VP-Regional Investment Specialist, HSBC Global Asset Management

 Mar 19, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Science at a Research Institute

Leemor Joshua-Tor, Ph.D. - Professor and Dean, Watson School of Biological Sciences, Keck Structural Biology Laboratory, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

 Apr 16, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

On being a Scientist and Supportive Spouse to a Scientist

Peter Sarnow, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine

 May 21, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Science at a Research Institute

Leemor Joshua-Tor, Ph.D. - Professor and Dean, Watson School of Biological Sciences, Keck Structural Biology Laboratory, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

 Sep 17, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Collaborating, Cooperating and Competing- How to Navigate the Three Cs

Margot Mayer-Proschel, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Genetics and Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Rochester

 Oct 15, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Tips to Maintaining a Happy and Healthy Lifestyle While Simultaneously Having a Productive and Rewarding Career in Life Sciences

Frances Lund, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester

 Nov 19, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Taking chances: How I climbed, and then jumped off, the academic ladder

Lisa Demeter, M.D. - Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, University of Rochester

 Dec 17, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

An Adventure through Alternate Career Paths

Lisa Linske-O'Connell, Ph.D. - Founder, LLO Consulting, LLC, Rockville, Maryland

 Jan 21, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Trying to have it all: Balancing research, teaching, and family as a faculty member at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution

Maureen Ferran, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology

 Feb 18, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Madrid to Maryland: On Appreciation, Support, and Lessons Learned

Myriam Gorospe, Ph.D. - Senior Investigator, RNA Regulation Section, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health Biomedical Research Center, Baltimore, Maryland

 Mar 18, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Shuffling Off to Buffalo: Choices and Decisions Along the Way

Jennifer Surtees, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

 Apr 15, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

From Postdoc to Publishing to Policy

Dorit Zuk, Ph.D. - National Institutes of Health, Special Assistant to the NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, Bethesda, Maryland

 May 20, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Biking and Softball Games: The Science You Miss by Staying in the Lab All the Time

Jani E. Lewis, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biology, SUNY Geneseo

 Sep 16, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Following My Passion for Fun with RNA

Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology & Department of Chemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Oct 21, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9545

Trying to Have it All: Balancing Research, Teaching, and Family as a Faculty Member at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution

Maureen Ferran, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology

 Nov 18, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9545

Teaching and Research in the Biology Department of a Research I Institution

Elaine Sia, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Rochester

 Dec 16, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Women’s Heath Issues

Carla M. Peracchia, M.D. - Senior Instructor,, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center

 Jan 20, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Keeping Your Options Open: Transitioning from Graduate Student to Post-Doc

Lidza Kalifa, M.S. - Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology, University of Rochester

 Feb 17, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

How I Managed my Lab and my Kids

Renée Schroeder, Ph.D. - Institute for Microbiology and Genetics, University of Vienna, Austria

 Mar 17, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Think Policy is Only for Politicians? Perspectives from a Science Policy Fellowship with the National Academies of Science

Amy Hein, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Rochester Medical Center

 Apr 21, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Pros and Cons of Tenure Before Family

Clara Kielkopf, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester

 Sep 15, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Science and the Psyche, Motherhood and Mentoring

Marlene Belfort, Ph.D. - Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center, Molecular Genetics, Distinguished Professor, School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, NYS Department of Health, Center for Medical Science, Albany, NY

 Oct 20, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

How the Yogis Do It: The Science of Stress Management

Eleanor Goldfarb, N.P. - Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Open Sky Yoga Center, Rochester, NY

 Nov 17, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Worlds Apart: One Scientist’s Journey from Academic Principal Investigator to Pharmaceutical Executive

Robert T. Abraham, Ph.D. - Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Oncology Research Unit, Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development, Pearl River, NY

 Dec 01, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

From Red Drinks to Red Pens: The Unnoticed Decisions that Led to My Career as an Editor

Angela Eggleston, Ph.D. - Senior Editor, Biology, Nature Magazine, Boston, MA

 Jan 19, 2012 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576

The Road from Physics to Forensic Biology

Daniel Letzring, Ph.D. - Forensic Biologist, Monroe County Public Safety Laboratory, Rochester, NY

 Feb 16, 2012 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9555

Think Hard Today and Plan for Tomorrow: A Woman Scientist's View of the Academic World

Maria Hatzoglou, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Nutrition, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH

 Mar 15, 2012 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-6823

Finding a Center of Balance: The Work-Life Challenges of an Academic Biomedical Career

Susan R. Wente, Ph. D. - Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences, Chair and Professor, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 Apr 19, 2012 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-6823

The Times They Are a Changing

Judy Lieberman, M.D., Ph.D. - Senior Investigator Immune Disease Institute and Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

 May 17, 2012 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-6823

Mind Bugs: The Ordinary Origins of Bias

Carlee Beth Hawkins, M.A. - Researcher, Project Implicit, Social Psychology, University of Virginia

 Sep 20, 2012 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576

Surprising Function for Histone Modifying Enzymes

Sharon Dent, Ph.D. - Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Director, Science Park Research Division, Co-Director, Center for Cancer Epigenetics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX

 Oct 17, 2012 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576

From Manuscript to Mainstream Media: Communicating Science to the General Public

Emily Boynton, B.A. - Senior Science Writer, Public Relations and Communication Department, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

 Nov 15, 2012 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576

Biotech Startups - Risks and Rewards

Phil Belgrader, Ph.D. - R& D Manager, Bio-Rad (formerly QuantaLife) in Hercules, CA

 Jan 17, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9545 (Natapow Room)

Re-writing the Unwritten Rules

Melissa J. Moore, Ph.D. - Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Co-director, RNA and Neuro Therapeutics Institutes; Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts

 Feb 21, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 2-6408 (K-207)

How the Yogis Do It: The Science of Stress Management

Eleanor Goldfarb, N.P. - Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Open Sky Yoga Center, Rochester, NY

 Mar 21, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-6823 (Neuman Room)

Leveraging Opportunities in Graduate School to Build the Career YOU Want

Wendi Heinzelman, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Dean of Graduate Studies, College of Arts, Sciences & Engineering, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

 Apr 18, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9545 (Natapow Room)

Mentee-mentor relationships in the development of an academic career

Kara Bren, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 May 16, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9545 (Natapow Room)

Normal and Unusual Decoding by the Ribosome

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Ph.D. - Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology; Cambridge Biomedical Campus; Cambridge, England

 Oct 02, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | G-9425 (Class of '62 Aud.)

Host: Dr. Yi-Tao Yu (Co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster & Graduate Women in Science)

From a Childhood in India to Seeing the Structure of the Machine that Reads our Genes

Venki Ramakrishnan, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate - Professor, Structural Studies Division MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England

 Oct 03, 2013 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 2-6408 (K-207)

Timing is Everything … Or Is It?

Lea Vacca Michel, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry and Materials Science Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

 Oct 17, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Lynne E. Maquat

Test Driving the 60S Ribosomal Subunit

Arlen Johnson, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences; The University of Texas at Austin

 Nov 06, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Eric Phizicky

An Unforeseen Path to a Fortuitous End

Martha Fedor, Ph.D. - Editor in Chief, Journal of Biological Chemistry; Professor, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

 Nov 21, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Lynne E. Maquat

Structural Insights into Novel Deoxysugar Biosynthesis in Bacteria

Hazel Holden, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biochemistry; University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Dec 18, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Joseph Wedekind (Co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science)

My Circuitous Route from New Providence, NJ to Madison, WI

Hazel M. Holden, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biochemistry College of Agricultural and Life Sciences University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison WI

 Dec 19, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Joseph Wedekind

Breast Cancer: Screening and Treatment

Hong Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. - Chief, Highland Radiation Oncology Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

 Jan 16, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Lynne E. Maquat

Science and News: A Marriage of Convenience

Joe Palca, Ph.D. - Science Correspondent, NPR News, Washington, D.C.

 Feb 20, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | G-9425 (Class of '62 Auditorium)

Host: Dr. Lynne E. Maquat

Success Outside Academia: It’s Very Possible

Joe Palca, Ph.D. - Science Correspondent, NPR News, Washington DC

 Feb 20, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Lynne E. Maquat

The Joy of Cooking: From Cookies to Plasmids

Lorraine Symington, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University, New York, NY

 Mar 20, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Elaine Sia

The Science of Fundraising: Perspectives from a Marine Microbiologist

Kim Ritchie, Ph.D. - Senior Scientist; Program Manager - Marine Microbiology, Department of Marine Biology & Conservation, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL

 Apr 17, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Elaine Sia

Navigating by your inner compass - science, family and an adventurous life

Jayne Danska, Ph.D. - Senior Scientist, Program in Genetics and Genome Biology, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

 May 15, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Elaine Sia

Science for Breakfast

Jamie Cate, Ph.D. - Professor, Departments of Molecular & Cell Biology and Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

 Sep 18, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Personalized Science: The Roles of Heroes, Mentors, and Family in Our Careers

Traci Hall, Ph.D. - Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Structural Biology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

 Oct 16, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf

A Career Path in Patent Law

Carissa R. Childs, Ph.D. - Patent Attorney, LeClairRyan, Rochester, NY

 Nov 20, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Policy Paths: Science, Technology, and National Security

Scott Steele, Ph.D. - Director, Office of Research Alliances, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester

 Jan 15, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

What Do Women Need to Achieve Equal Opportunity in Science?

Karla Neugebauer, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University

 Feb 19, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Understanding RNA-Mediated Regulation While Learning How to Balance It All

Christine Dunham, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine

 Mar 19, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

The Best-Laid Schemes of Mice & Women Rarely Go Awry

Susan Ross, Ph.D. - Interim Chair & Professor, Department of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

 Apr 16, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Harold Smith

Retraining Damaged Brains: A Personal Journey

Krystel Huxlin, Ph.D. - James V. Aquavella Professor in Ophthalmology and Director of Research, Flaum Eye Institute University of Rochester

 Sep 17, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Genes to Biogen, Non-coding RNAs to Alnylam, Science to Innovation

Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D. - Nobel Laureate, Institute Professor, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT, Cambridge, MA

 Oct 15, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat (Co-Sponsored by the Center for RNA Biology, the RNA Structure & Function Cluster, and the NIH T32 in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences)

On Being an MD (Woman) in Science in the (Modern) Era

Elizabeth Jonas, M.D., Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

 Nov 19, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Paul Brookes and Owen Smith

Challenging Career Advice at Every Step

Catherine Ovitt, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Genetics, and Center for Oral Biology, University of Rochester Medical Center

 Jan 21, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Class of '62 Auditorium

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

How to Land and Survive a Post-Doc: Advice from the Trenches

Karyn Schmidt, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Carl Novina, MD, PhD , Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

 Feb 18, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Class of '62 Auditorium

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Leaving Science for Science (and Nature and PNAS)

Guy Riddihough - Senior Editor; Research, Perspectives Editor at Science, Washington DC

 Mar 17, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Talk will be held at the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Retreat at the German House, 315 Gregory St., Time: TBD

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Navigating Academia with a Two-Body Problem

Elizabeth Rhoades, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Class of '62 Auditorium

Host: Dr. Alan Grossfield

From Grad School to Tenured Faculty: A Few Tips from a Former U of R Grad Student

Blanton Tolbert, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

 Sep 15, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Our Choices Affect Our Options - Reflections on Obtaining a Rich and Fulfilling Career and Family Life

Deborah Andrew, PhD - Professor, Department of Cell Biology, John Hopkins School of Medicine. Baltimore, MD

 Oct 20, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Working with the Pharma Industry From the Academic Side of the Fence

Rachel Fearns, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

 Nov 17, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

A Journey From Science to Patent Law

Cynthia Zhang, PhD, JD - Intellectual Property Attorney, UR Ventures, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Jan 19, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Developing Careers in Biotech Industry

Xiaoju Max Ma, PhD - Research Leader, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, CA

 Feb 16, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

A Restorative Yoga Practice

Eleanor Goldfarb - Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

 Mar 16, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Neuman room 1-6823

From the Beginning: How I Came to CRISPR

Dr. Feng Zhang - HHMI – Simons Faculty Scholar; Investigator, Mc Govern Institute Associate Professor, Department of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Core Member, Broad Institute of MIT, Cambridge, MA

 Apr 19, 2017 @ 3:15 a.m.

 Medical Center | Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425)

A Journey In and Out of Science and the Challenges of Career Re-entry

Jane Skok, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Pathology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY

 May 15, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Lower Adolph Aud 1-7619

From U of R to Tenure-Track: Teaching and Research at a Small Liberal Arts

Emily Desmet Ledgerwood, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY

 Sep 21, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 Ryan Case Method Room

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Academic Science: Amazing Career Opportunities

Anita Hopper, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 Oct 12, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-7619 Adolph Lower Auditorium

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Latching on and Moving Forward: Career Advice from the Ribosome

Sarah Walker, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY (Co-Sponsored by the RNA Society)

 Nov 16, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 Ryan Case Method Room

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Tales from the Other Side: My Experience Working in Industry

Melanie Preston, Ph.D. - Scientific Instructional Designer, Promega; Madison, WI

 Jan 18, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

A Career Path of Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research: Challenges and Rewards

Michelle Janelsins-Benton, Ph.D., M.P.H. - Associate Professor of Surgery, Radiation Oncology, and Neuroscience; Director, Cancer Control and Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratory; Chair of Translational Research, URCC NCORP Research Base Member, Wilmot Cancer Institute, Department of Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Feb 15, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Class of 62 Aud G-9425

Host: Dr. Catherine Ovitt

Family Planning During the Pursuit of a Career in Scientific Research - Perspectives, Considerations and Resources

Kristian Baker, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Center for RNA Science and Therapeutics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

 Mar 13, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room 1-9576

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Science Co-Parenting: Raising a Family and a Lab at the Same Time

Christine E. Schaner Tooley, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

 Apr 19, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Mark Dumont

Getting by with a Little Help from My Friends: The Value of Community in Science and Life

Kristen W. Lynch, Ph.D. - Chair and Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

 Sep 20, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room 1-9576

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Embracing Change: Reframing Career Zigzags as Skillful Transitions

Annabelle Kleist, Ph.D. - Director, Teen Health & Success Partnership; UR Inclusive Climate Leadership Fellow; Center for Community Health & Prevention University of Rochester Medical Center

 Oct 18, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Navigating an Uneven Playing Field with an Unwritten Rulebook

Amanda E. Hargrove, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry Duke University, Durham, NC

 Nov 15, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room 1-9576

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

From the Bench to NIH: A Career Path to Science Policy

Tara A. Schwetz, Ph.D. - Associate Deputy Director, Office of the Director National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

 Jan 17, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Catherine Ovitt

Using Functional Genomics to Explore the Interface Between Viruses and Hosts

Sara Cherry, Ph.D. - Professor of Microbiology; Scientific Director, High-throughput Screening Core; Director, Program for Chemogenomic Discovery University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 Feb 20, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Steering Through the Ups and Downs of Research Science

Sara Cherry, Ph.D. - Professor of Microbiology; Scientific Director, High-throughput Screening Core; Director, Program for Chemogenomic Discovery University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 Feb 21, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Class of ‘62 Aud G-9425

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Always Up!

Jennifer C. Darnell, Ph.D. - Research Associate Professor, Rockefeller University, New York, NY; Professor, Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

 Mar 21, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat (co-sponsored by the RNA Society and Lexogen)

Surviving and Thriving as a Graduate Student

Brigid Cahill, Ph.D. - Director, University Counseling Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Apr 18, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Diversity in Science: Does it Matter?

Tracy Johnson, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, UCLA; Cecilia & Keith Terasaki Endowed Chair in the Life Sciences; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor; Los Angeles, CA

 Sep 12, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Diversifying your Expertise and Empowering your Own Career Choices

Stefanie DeVito, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

 Oct 17, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room 1-9576

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Why a Career in Science can Accommodate Work-Life Balance

Katrin Karbstein, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Scripps Research Institute, HHMI Faculty Scholar, Jupiter, FL

 Nov 14, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room 1-9576

Host: Drs. Lynne Maquat and Dmitri Ermolenko

Working as an Academic Scientist and Making Academic Science Work

Susan L. Ackerman, Ph.D. - Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Steven W. Kuffler Chair, Department of Biology; Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Medicine, UC San Diego Medical School, La Jolla, CA

 Nov 21, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Eric Phizicky