Sponsored by the AAI Minority Affairs Committee
Networking skills have never been more crucial to ensure success for early/mid-career scientists, including those traditionally under-represented in biomedical research. At the roundtable, take advantage of the opportunity to meet in small-group format with accomplished, senior immunologists to hear how they have handled the career challenges you now face and learn what they believe will work for you today. Then, practice networking in a relaxed environment offering a structured networking exercise and personalized feedback on communicating your scientific interests/objectives most effectively. Scientists and trainees of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend!
Registration Fee: $30 (lunch included)
- Robert J. Binder, Univ. of Pittsburgh; AAI Minority Affairs Committee Chair
Grad student: finding a mentor, setting sights on postdoc training
- Robert J. Binder, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Luis Sanchez-Perez, Duke Univ.; Tonya Webb, Univ. of Maryland
Postdoc: finding a mentor, setting sights on a faculty position
- Mireia Guerau, Ohio State Univ.; Henrique Serezani, Vanderbilt Univ.; DeBroski Herbert, Univ. of Pennsylvania Sch. of Vet. Med.
Junior Faculty: preparing for promotion and tenure
- Carla Rothlin, Yale Univ.; Prosper Boyaka, Ohio State Univ.
Academia or Industry: how to decide (or switch sides)
- Cherié Butts, Biogen; Jonathan Deane, GNF/Novartis; Homero Sepulveda, Thermo Fisher Scientific; Amina Abdul Qayum, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Government Agency Careers
- Jennifer Martinez, NIEHS, NIH
Non-Bench-Research Science Careers
- Entrepreneurship—James W. Lillard, Morehouse Sch. of Med. and JYANT Technologies (invited)
- Grants review/administration—Julio Aliberti, NIAID, NIH
- Nonprofits/Foundations—Thandi Onami, Gates Fndn.
- Research technology—Robert Balderas, BD Biosciences
- Science policy—Lauren G. Gross, Public Policy and Government Affairs, AAI
- Scientific publishing—Catarina Sacristán, Trends in Immunology (Cell Press)