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PhD Career Stories

Our PhD Career Stories series this year will be virtual, offered via Zoom! Be sure to register for the sessions you which to attend by midnight the Thursday before in order to receive the Zoom login information.

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!

Download the Fall 2020 flyer


Upcoming Session

2020-2021 Series Schedule

August 14, 2020
Rachel Skelton, PhD Director of Business Development for Pharma Partnerships
Leica Biosystems
Business Development
September 18, 2020
Karen Vieira, PhD
CEO, The Med Writers
Medical Communications
October 19, 2020
Panel discussion with former AAAS Science & Technology Policy fellowsScience Policy
November 6, 2020
Patricia Costa-Giomi, PhD
Executive Director International Regulatory Affairs
Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals
Regulatory Affairs
December 11, 2020
Rachel Lippert, PhD
NeuroCure Junior Research Group Leader
Neurocircuit Development and Function (NDF)
German Institute for Human Nutrition
Research at a Research Institution
January 15, 2021
William M. Johnson Ph.D.
Territory Manager II, NC/TN
Takara Bio USA, Inc.
Technical Sales and Business Development
February 2021TBDThink Tank
March 2021TBDMedical Science Liaisons
April 2021
Tim Shaver, PhD
Computational Scientist at
Inscripta, Inc.
Data Science