Travel Award Keynote Lecture and Poster Session
Friday, April 19

Friday, April 19, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Check in, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm)
Boston Convention and Exhbitiion Center
Friday evening's events are exclusively for recipients of the ASBMB 2013 Graduate Minority and Graduate/Postdoctoral Travel Awards. All others are welcome to register for Saturday's Professional Development Program for Trainees (see below).


The wonderings of a biochemist
Jack E. Dixon, HHMI/UCSD


Following the keynote lecture, Graduate Minority and Graduate/Postdoctoral Travel Awardees will present their research to fellow recipients and network with peers. Poster Session, Part II is hosted on Saturday, April 20.  Awardees are required to attend both sessions. 


Professional Development Program for Trainees
Saturday, April 20

Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, (Check in 8:30 am - 8:50 am)
Boston Convention and Exhbition Center

All graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and advisors, who have registered for this event in advance as part of the Experimental Biology meeting registration process, are welcome to attend Saturday's Professional Development Program for Trainees.  Event registration is provided for ASBMB Travel Award recipients only.  See below for event registration details. (**) 

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Individual presentations followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.  Presenters join attendees for lunch and continued discussion. 

Creating your individual development plan: A strategy for navigating your scientific career
Cynthia Fuhrmann, U. of Massachusetts Medical School

The sport of an academic science career
Sharon Cantor, U. of Massachusetts Medical School

Tobacco Regulatory Science and Research Priorities
Dana van Bemmel, Food and Drug Administration

Living the Dream: Research and Teaching with Undergraduates
John M. Schmitt, George Fox U.

Place for scientific broadening   
Irene Nunes, Merck Sharp & Dohme

Switching from pipette to pen: Careers in science journalism
Rajendrani (Raj) Mukhopadhyay, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Invited presenters will join trainees for continued discussion of career interests and issues over lunch.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
All are welcome at the afternoon poster session featuring Graduate and Postdoctoral Travel Awardee presentations.  Part I hosted on Friday, April 19.

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Presented in the afternoon, pick the workshop that best targets your career stage, goals and insterests.

I. Pathway(s) to Your Own Lab: A Workshop for Postdoctoral Fellows
A no-holds barred question and answer session on becoming a PI of your own lab.  There is no single right answer to how this is done, but through shared experiences of the panel and audience members already starting the process, participants at any stage of their postdoc should find helpful hints to achieving success in academia.

Christopher D. Heinen, U. of Connecticut Health Center
Sharon Cantor, U. of Massachusetts Medical School
John M. Schmitt, George Fox U.

II. Taking the Industrial Route - Tips for Careers in Science Industry 
Panel discussion for graduate students and postdocs who are potentially interested in a career in industry.  This session is an opportunity to ask questions of those already in the field.  Find out if a career in industry may be right for you and what steps you can take now to prepare.

Irene Nunes, Merck
Melissa Starovasnik, Genentech, Inc.

III. Advice for Surviving Graduate School: A Workshop for Graduate Students
This session will help students navigate graduate school by providing information and advice on how to take the next step.  Tables will be set up on individual topics, and students are encouraged to ask specific question and get advice from the professionals.  Thirty-minute sessions will give participants the opportunity to explore multiple topics.

Grant writing and thesis preparation
Sandra K. Weller, U. of Connecticut Health Center

Interview skills
Timothy D. O’Connell, Sanford Health

Looking for a Postdoc
Michael S. Kapiloff, U. of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Mentoring advice
Kimberly Dodge-Kafka, U. of Connecticut Health Center


$25 for ASBMB members, includes lunch
$35 for all other EB registrants, includes lunch 

Event registration available when registering for the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting.  ASBMB Travel Award recipients do NOT have to register for this EVENT because event registration is part of the Graduate/Postdoctoral and Graduate Minority travel award.  Participation is mandatory for ASBMB Travel Award recipients.  Registration will close when event is fully subscribed.  No onsite registration.