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

Please check our GWIS Spring 2019 flyer.

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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