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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 2020 flyer.

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Q&A with Rockefeller University Professor and Telomere Expert, Titia de Lange, Ph.D.

Titia de Lange, Ph.D. - Leon Hess Professor; American Cancer Society Professor; Head, Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics; Director, Anderson Center for Cancer Research, Rockefeller University, New York, NY

 Apr 16, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Seminar Series: TBD

Alexandria Forbes, Ph.D. - CEO, President & Director, MeiraGTx, New York, NY

 Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

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

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Seminar Series: Surviving and Thriving as a Graduate Student

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

 Feb 20, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Seminar Series: Fear, Failure, and Change

Siobhan Julian, Ph.D. - AP Chemistry and Regents Chemistry, Webster Schroeder High School, New York State Master Teacher - Finger Lakes, New York State POGIL Mentor, Webster, NY

 Jan 16, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.

  | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Jeff Hayes

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 (co-sponsored by RNA Society & Lexogen)

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

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 | 1-9576

Host: Drs. Lynne Maquat and Dmitri Ermolenko (co-sponsored by RNA Society & Lexogen)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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 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)