Our new CBI trainees for 2018-19 have just been announced! Congrats to Jorge Becerra, Monika Franco, Christina Howard, and Karen Montoya. Great to have you aboard!!
We are delighted that Professor Tarun Kapoor, PELS Family Professor at Rockefeller University, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s annual symposium on October 30, 2018. Stay tuned for more details soon!
The 2017 CBI Annual Symposium was a great success! Thanks to Professor Mark von Zastrow from UCSF for an inspiring keynote lecture. Profs. Janet Smith and Patrick O’Brien and CBI trainees Oleta Johnson and Osvaldo Cruz rounded out a terrific series of talks.
On August 7-9, 2016, the University of Michigan CBI Program hosted a Career Development Conference that brought together >130 chemical biology graduate students from 12 CBI programs across the Midwest. We used this opportunity to develop a fantastic cohort of 25 panelists across science-related careers. The three-day agenda included sessions on entrepreneurial opportunities, government, biotech, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, scientific writing, law and intellectual property, consulting, predominantly undergraduate institution academic, science education, and research university academic careers. Additionally, workshops were held on constructing resumes, applying for postdoctoral and academic positions, communicating science to the general public, and a faculty-focused workshop was held on developing mentoring relationships with trainees. See the welcome message from conference organizer Professor John Montgomery.