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Ph.D. Career Stories

Many of our Ph.D. Career Stories series this year will be virtual, offered via Zoom! Be sure to register for the sessions you wish to attend by midnight the Thursday before in order to receive the Zoom login information.

Ph.D. Career Stories is a monthly seminar series about career options for Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. Career Stories Planning Committee, please contact Angela Zito.


Upcoming Schedule

All sessions are held at 10:00am in Light Hall 214 unless otherwise noted


September 9, 2022Eric Warren, PhDCo-Founder/Forensic Consultant at SEP Forensic Consultants, LLCForensic Science
October 7, 2022Joelle Martin, PhD Medical Science Liaison, Alimera SciencesMedical Science Liaison
November 4, 2022Claudia Low, PhDSVP, Medical Director, Scientific Operations Lead, Cadent Medical Communication
December 9, 2022a panel from Latham Biopharm Group Dilek Dervishogullari, Ph.D., Associate ConsultantLaura Powell, Ph.D., Senior Associate ConsultantDeborah Roby, Ph.D., Associate ConsultantConsulting
December 21, 2022
*cosponsored by the ASPIRE Program in Molecular Medicine
*via Zoom
Holli Dilks, Ph.D., Senior Director, Global Head of Field MedicalFoundation Medicine, Inc.Medical Affairs
January 20, 2023
Cary Rue, PhDScientific Analysis and Response Unit's Bio TeamCareer in the FBI
March 10, 2023Isaac Rodriguez, PhDCo-Founder + CSO, SweetbioBusiness/Entrepreneurship
new date March 24, 2023
*via Zoom
Christopher H. Taron, Ph.D. Scientific DirectorProtein Expression & Glycobiology Research New England BiolabsUnique role in Research in Industry
April 21, 2023
*event start at 10:15a*
C. Simone Fishburn, PhDVP, Editor in Chief, BioCenturyBiopharma Business Intelligence