Upcoming Event on May 9th: From PhD to Outreach Programming

On May 9th Beyond the PhD will feature Dr. Danielle Watt. Danielle L. Watt, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the UConn Health Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs in the Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in biological organic chemistry from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, where she studied how chemicals in the environment may damage DNA causing mutations that could ultimately lead to lung cancer. After completing a postdoc in DNA replication and repair at the NIEHS, NIH, she spent two years conducting DNA replication research at Umeå University, Sweden. In 2015, she transitioned to higher education administration to focus her efforts on the professional development of early career scientists, increasing underrepresented minorities in STEMM through managing undergraduate research training programs, and developing K-12 outreach programs. Her commitment to exposing youth to science spans over 20 years and has been recognized by local and national organizations, including the NOBCChE Dr. Henry McBay Outstanding Educator Award and the NIH Merit Award.

Register here (Free!): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-phd-to-outreach-programming-tickets-627094395217

Published by Britt Knight PhD, Director

I received my PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Connecticut. My doctoral research focused on basic mechanisms in peripheral inflammatory pain biology. After, I completed about two years of postdoctoral research understanding how biomaterials can be used to deliver analgesics for treating musculoskeletal pain I transitioned to the Program Coordinator position for the United States Association for the Study of Pain (USASP). I am also the regional Director of CT Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

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