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Grad and Postdoc Events

Schedule of Graduate and Post Doctoral Events during ASBMB Annual Meeting 2015

Event Organizers: Chris Heinen, UConn Health Ctr. and Tim O'Connell, Univ. of Minnesota

Friday, March 27, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Check in, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm)
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Event Check in table outside Room 255

Invite only, required participation for ASBMB Underrepresented Graduate Student and Graduate/Postdoctoral Travel Award recipients. All others are welcome to register for Saturday's Professional Development Program for Trainees (see below).

Travel awardees will arrive in Boston from all over the world.  Tired from a long day of travel, or charged with nerves, we'll energize the crowd and burn off any nervous energy with a fun, fast-paced, networking activity.  From the very start of the meeting, we'll get everyone meeting,       talking, and networking.  Join us with an open mind and a positive attitude.   

Saturday, March 28, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, (Check in 8:00 am - 8:25 am)
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Non-travel award recipients may register for this event during EB meeting registration (*)

Career Options: The Bench, The Boardroom or in Between?
Careers in industry, science journalism, regulatory affairs, and more are presented in the morning’s program.  Each speaker will briefly share his/her story to finding a fulfilling career that may be of interest to you or that you may not have considered before.  Helpful suggestions will be offered for those interested in pursuing a similar career.  An open Q&A session with the panel will follow so you can ask specific questions.  Presenters join attendees for lunch and continued discussion.

Kenneth Beckman, Univ. of Minnesota
Process, not product: Finding a niche as a technologist amongst scientists
Oren Gilad, Atrin Pharmaceuticals
Atrin Pharmaceuticals, the Evolution of a Small Biotech Company
Joanna Klapacz, Dow
Molecular Toxicology and Industry: Multifaceted and Fulfilling Career Path
Katharina Ribbeck, MIT
Navigating Crossroads on the Path to Professorship
Chris Trzepacz, Murray State Univ.
Life in the Not So Fast Lane: Evolution of an Academic Career at a Regional University 
Tom Ulrich, Senior Science Writer, Boston Children's Hosp.
Life After the Rats

Poster Session, Part I 
Graduate and Postdoctoral Travel Awardee poster presentations. (Poster board assignments will be distributed at event check in)

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

Poster Session, Part II 
Graduate and Postdoctoral Travel Awardee poster presentations. (Poster board assignments will be distributed at event check in)

Career Development Workshops
Concurrent afternoon workshops allow you to pick the session that best targets your career stage, goals and interests or feel free to move between workshops to take away helpful information from all discussions.  These workshops are question and answer discussions between the attendees and panelists.  You will also have an opportunity to submit questions in advance of the meeting.   

Workshop Titles
Pathway(s) to Your Own Lab: A Workshop for Postdoctoral Fellows
Taking the Industrial Route - Tips for Careers in the Science Industry
A Survival Guide for Young Scientists: A Workshop for Graduate Students and Beginning Postdoctoral Fellows 

Interested graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and advisors, must register when for this event during the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting registration process.  No onsite registration.  Registration closes when fully subscribed.  
Participation is mandatory for ASBMB Travel Award recipients (travel awardees do not need to register for this event, but must register for Experimental Biology). 
Due to space limitations, this event is fully subscribed.  We are not accepting a waitlist at this time.

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