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Career Seminar on Bioprinting Dec. 9!!

Join Beyond the PhD on December 9th to learn about a career in 3D Bioprinting Technologies and Advances! Taci Pereira is the Vice President and General Manager of Bioprinting at 3D Systems, where she leads the development and commercialization of research tools for 3D bioprinting applications. Prior to that, she was Chief Scientific Officer atContinue reading “Career Seminar on Bioprinting Dec. 9!!”

A Year In Review: 2021

Dear reader, A year has come and gone. The world feels a little different, people are working from home, and not unlike the majority of the American workforce, people are freeing themselves from traditional work environments. The undergraduate and graduate training process is also changing. Students and early career professionals are often daring to dreamContinue reading “A Year In Review: 2021”

WE’RE LOOKING FOR AMBASSADORS!

Beyond the PhD Ambassador Program is a grassroots organization to promote education of careers in science on college and university campuses. This is an internship opportunity to inspire and engage students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

A Career in Biovisualization: Describing Science Through Art

If you have a passion for both science and art, then you may want to watch the following seminar that details the exciting and rewarding pathway to becoming a successful Medical Illustrator. At the beginning of November, Beyond the PhD hosted a talk by Ni-Ka Ford, a Medical Illustrator from the Icahn School of MedicineContinue reading “A Career in Biovisualization: Describing Science Through Art”

TODAY!

Join Beyond the PhD in welcoming Jason Torres, a Senior Clinical Research Associate at Roche Diagnostics. Come learn about his career path! Jason Torres is a Connecticut-native that obtained his Bachelor of Sciences Degree, Physiology and Neurobiology, at the University of Connecticut, while actively researching women reproductive health via a Drosophila model system. After hisContinue reading “TODAY!”

“Microbes, like humans, are stronger together than they could ever be alone”

Beyond the PhD recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Jared Kehe, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Concerto Biosciences, a company focused on creating microbial ensembles to rehabilitate poorly functioning microbiomes with impacts from human health to the food industry. Dr. Kehe pulls on his foundational background in bioengineering, particularly his PhD workContinue reading ““Microbes, like humans, are stronger together than they could ever be alone””

Career Showcase- Clinical Research Associate

Join Beyond the PhD in welcoming Jason Torres, a Senior Clinical Research Associate at Roche Diagnostics. He will be sitting down with Beyond the PhD (AIOG) on Monday November 15th from 2-3pm ET. Jason’s Bio- Jason Torres is a Connecticut-native that obtained his Bachelor of Sciences Degree, Physiology and Neurobiology, at the University of Connecticut,Continue reading “Career Showcase- Clinical Research Associate”

From PhD -> Science Policy

Are you interested in exploring how science can have a real world impact and transform millions of lives across the globe? Do you want to engage with governments and the larger public society to promote scientific research and develop policies that improve overall global health? If you answered yes, then a career in science policyContinue reading “From PhD -> Science Policy”

Caffeine and Feigned Optimism

Rachel,One of our team members, reflects in a personal perspectives article about her graduate student career and thoughts about her future.

AIOG will be siting down with Ni-ka Ford, an Academic Medical Illustrator, on Nov. 3rd

Ni-ka is an Academic Medical Illustrator for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She creates didactic illustrations and 3D visualizations for scientific research, medical education, and patient education. An Atlanta native, Ni-ka graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. She continued to develop her portfolio whileContinue reading “AIOG will be siting down with Ni-ka Ford, an Academic Medical Illustrator, on Nov. 3rd”

Insights on transitioning from academia to industry

photo: https://www.cell.com/fulltext/S0092-8674(16)30553-0 This month, AIOG had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Clifford J. Woolf who is presently the F. M. Kirby Neurobiology Center Director, Boston Children’s Hospital, and a Neurology/Neurobiology Professor at Harvard Medical School. In addition to these positions, Dr. Woolf is the co-founder of two precision medicine companies, QurAlis and Nocion Therapeutics. His currentContinue reading “Insights on transitioning from academia to industry”

When Disciplines Collide: Career Options in Bioethics and Science Policy

This winter, AIOG has had the pleasure of hosting two science policy professionals for separate seminars: Dr. Zubin Master, an Associate Professor of Biomedical Ethics at the Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Kirstin R.W. Matthews, a fellow in science and technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Both shared their unique career paths through science policy and offered insights as to how to make the transition from PhD to Policy.

45th Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering meeting

Recently, the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) held their 45th annual meeting online. CASE is a non-profit institution that is patterned after the National Academy of Sciences. The institution identifies and studies issues and technological advancements that are of concern to the state of Connecticut. Since the founding of CASE in 1976, the academyContinue reading “45th Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering meeting”

Smart Tribe: A New Way to Network

This July, I interviewed Beatrice Zatorska, the co-founder and CEO of Smart Tribe. Beatrice is based in London, but Smart Tribe is a global platform that has users from multiple countries.  Smart Tribe is a new online platform that helps connect individuals in academia and industry professionals. The goal of Smart Tribe is to unleash scienceContinue reading “Smart Tribe: A New Way to Network”

From Bench to Boardroom

Andrew Levitt, an Associate patent counsel at Cantor Colburn, gave a virtual presentation for those interested in patent law opportunities on behalf of AIOG.

Monday Madness

Dean Furness discusses how to overcome challenges and why it’s important to stop measuring ourselves against others.

A Grad Student’s Guide to the CARES Act

By, Rachel Gilmore It is an inescapable fact that our lives are being run by COVID-19. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, experiencing urgency unlike we have ever experienced before. As a result, individuals are making decisions for their businesses that would normally take months over the course of a few hours.Continue reading “A Grad Student’s Guide to the CARES Act”

Insights Regarding the Path to Scientific Start-Ups

Dr. Levi Smith, a Senior Research Scientist from Halda Therapeutics, recently visited UConn Health to talk with graduate students, post-docs, and others about his path to working at a start-up company.

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