Postdoc Seminars 2014-2015

The Postdoc Seminars are held in the Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC, Map), Room 205, on Fridays at 3:30pm or 4pm. The seminars aim to promote effective training and career counseling of postdocs, while encouraging research and social communication among the postdoc community.

Food and drink are provided thanks to the support of the BSD Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Contact any member of the Seminar Committee with questions, comments or queries about the seminars.

For past Postdoc Seminars see Seminar Archive. For social events see Social Archive


Spring 2015

Friday, April 10, 4pm, BSLC 205

Medical Science Liaison Career Paths
Panel Discussion featuring:
Gary Englemann, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals; Michael Seminerio, Teva Pharmaceuticals; and Byron Burnette, Baxter Pharmaceuticals. These MSLs will discuss what and MSL does and their personal career paths.

Friday, April 17, 3pm, BSLC 205

How to Build Financial Security
Joseph Bernstein, PhD, Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual will discuss risk management, wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution as well as his career from astrophysics to finance.

Friday, April 24, 4pm, BSLC 205

Live like a Lamb or Die like a Tiger?
Yamuna Krishana, PhD - Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chicago

Dr. Yamuna Krishnan, a Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, recently identified as one of the top 40 scientists under 40, by the journal "Cell", who are shaping current and future trends in biology. Yamuna's philosophy is - Live the life you love and you will love the life you live. She will talk about her experiences in setting up her lab in India and events that led to a dramatic career transition to UChicago, dealing with challenging research climates, the ever-shrinking opportunities to do blue-sky research and asking purely curiosity-driven questions. A word of wisdom from her for those looking for a career in biology: The new-age biologists must be prepared to go beyond traditional approaches and integrate physical, chemical, and computational approaches to their fascinating problems.

Friday, May 1, 4pm, BSLC 205

Terre Constantine, Director, Brain Research Foundation