2020 ASBMB Annual Meeting

Career development program for 2020 Travel Awardees

ASBMB 2020 Travel Awardees are required to attend all events listed. These events are open to selected travel awardees only.

Friday, April 3

Networking reception

5–7 p.m.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Saturday, April 4

All Saturday events take place at the San Diego Convention Center.

Travel Awardee check-in

8:15–8:50 a.m.

Career options: The bench, the boardroom or in between?

8:50–11:30 a.m.

Presenters share their individual stories of finding fulfilling industry, academic and careers away from the bench.


Douglas Tilley, Temple University
Gustavo Monteiro Silva, Duke University
Seasson Phillips Vitiello, Augustana University


Robert To, Allogene Therapeutics
Kristie Kapinas, UCB
Deborah Nguyen, COI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Careers away from the bench

June Oshiro, Mayo Clinic
Erika Dahl, Halloran Consulting Group, Inc.
Joanne Kamens, Addgene

Mentoring luncheon

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Presenters will be at a designated table where participants can join them for continued discussion over lunch (advance sign up at Friday evening reception required).

Career development workshops

1–2:30 p.m.

Constructing your elevator pitch

Nicole Woitowich, Northwestern University

Networking 101: Building professional relationships

Erica Gobrogge, Van Andel Institute

Practical tools for navigating your career path evolution

Shea Feeney, University of California, Davis

Panel discussion and Q&A

2:45–4:15 p.m.

Panel discussions and Q&A with the morning session presenters.

Chris Heinen (Academia)
Timothy O’Connell (Industry)
Erica Gobrogge (Careers away from the bench)

Program wrap-up and concluding remarks

4:25 p.m.