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PhD Career Stories

PhD Career Stories is a monthly seminar series about career options for PhD scientists. Speakers from a diverse range of exciting scientific careers present their career path and share insights from their professional experiences. Come hear about the career journey from Vanderbilt Alumni and professionals working in the field, and see if this is a career path that could suit you.

The series is sponsored by the BRET Office of Career Development.

For more information on the series, to suggest a speaker, or to become a member of the PhD Career Connections Planning Committee, please contact Angela Zito

Subscribe to the full series Google Calendar here, or add specific sessions by clicking the links in the table below!

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2019-2020 Series Schedule

DateSpeakerTopic
AUGUST
8/23/2019
Jami Scheib, PhD
Science Officer, Ripple Effect
Supporting the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), USAMRMC
Grant/Research Management
SEPTEMBER
9/6/2019
Joseph Conrad, PhD , Regional Medical Scientific Director at Merck
Dawn Stults, PhD , Medical Science Liaison at Genentech
Oliver Vranjkovic , PhD, Medical Science Liaison at Myriad
Medical Science Liaisons
OCTOBER
10/18/2019
Larry Thompson, PhD
Senior Principal Scientist,
Pfizer
Industry
NOVEMBER
11/8/2019
Seth Ogden, PhD and Mark Kilgore, PhD
Patterson Intellectual Property Law
Patent Law
DECEMBER
12/13/2019
co-sponsored by the IBSTO (Integrated Biological Systems Training in Oncology) Training Grant
Anthony J. (A.J.) Baucum II, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Academic Research
JANUARY
1/24/2020
Janice Ascano, PhD
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
for Scientific Research, Vanderbilt University
Nonprofit/Fundraising
FEBRUARY
2/7/2020
Jennifer S. Sparks, Ph.D.
Deputy, Advanced and Emerging Threats Division
Chemical and Biological Technologies Department
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Defense and Intelligence
MARCH
3/6/2020
Rachel Skelton, PhD
Director of Business Development for Pharma Partnerships
Leica Biosystems
Business Development
APRIL
4/3/2020
Tim Shaver, PhD
Computational Scientist at
Inscripta, Inc.
Data Science