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Vanderbilt Takes on Capitol Hill A Look Inside Science Policy for Students and Fellows

Sep. 18, 2020—This article was originally published in the Results & Discussion newsletter, Spring 2019, Issue 9. By Colbie Chinowsky, Graduate Student The BRET Office of Career Development and the Graduate School took to the road in October 2018 to further their combined mission of empowering and preparing Ph.D. and postdoctoral trainees for careers within the biomedical...

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Future Directions: Allison Eberly, PhD, Clinical Microbiology Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Sep. 15, 2020—This article was originally published in Results & Discussion, Spring 2020, Issue 10. By Meagan Postema, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow How does one obtain post-graduate career training outside of a traditional postdoctoral fellowship? Allison Eberly, Ph.D., a recent Vanderbilt University graduate, chose to pursue a Clinical Microbiology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Eberly...

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Future Directions: Dario Gutierrez, PhD, Head, Investigational Biology, Merck

Sep. 15, 2020—This article was originally published in Results & Discussion, Spring 2019, Issue 9. By Shwetha Narasimhan, Graduate Student The promising field of immunotherapeutics is currently hailed as the new hope in the fight against cancer and Dr. Dario Gutierrez is determined to make this hope a reality. As the Director and Head of the Investigational...

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Future Directions: Molly Seale, PhD, Medical Science Liaison

Sep. 15, 2020—This article was originally published in Results & Discussion, Issue 8, Fall 2018. By Justine Sinnaeve, Graduate Student Molly Seale, Ph.D., is currently learning to ride a hoverboard – part of her never-ending pursuit of new life experiences and risk taking. It is this mentality that she brings to her job as East Region Field...

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Future Directions: Miranda Hallett, PhD, Patent Agent

Sep. 15, 2020—This article was originally published in Results & Discussion, Issue 7, Spring 2018. By Leslie Sedgeman, Graduate Student Miranda Hallett, Ph.D., always had a passion for science and law, but wasn’t sure how to combine them. She completed her Ph.D. in Cancer and Developmental Biology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis,...

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Alumni Profile: Kayla Boortz Young, PhD, Commercialization Program Manager, Life Science Washington

Sep. 15, 2020—The article was originally published in Results & Discussion, Issue 6, Fall 2017. By Kendra Oliver, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow Kayla (Boortz) Young, Ph.D., is living the dream in Seattle, Washington. Previously a Commercialization Program Manager at Life Science Washington, she ran a mentoring program for early-stage life science companies (medical devices, pharma, health IT, global...

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Alumni Feature: Dr. Laurent Audoly

Sep. 15, 2020—This article was originally published in Results & Discussion, Issue 5, Spring 2017. Dr. Laurent Audoly has seen the world over. Thanks to his degree in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University, he has been able to balance a career in the pharmaceutical industry along with a career in teaching. Since leaving Nashville, Dr. Audoly has held...

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Future Directions: Tech Transfer with Tom Utley, PhD

Sep. 15, 2020—This article was originally published in Results & Discussion, Issue 4, Fall 2016. By Marilyn E. Holt, Graduate Student Thomas Utley, Ph.D., views science from the top of a metaphorical mountain. As a member of the licensing department at the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Dr. Utley works directly with inventors to get...

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Tennessee Brewer Uses Scientific Principles to Elevate Beer Creation Process

Sep. 15, 2020—This article was originally published in Results & Discussion, Issue 3, Spring 2016. By Andrew Wiese, Graduate Student Cell biologist turned brewmaster, Dr. Laura Burns, left an academia-centered career path three years ago for the opportunity to pursue her passion for fermentation and beer creation. Taking advantage of a unique opportunity, Dr. Burns turned a...

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From Neuroscience to Strategic Consultant

Sep. 14, 2020—This article was originally published in Results & Discussion, Issue 2, Fall 2015. From Neuroscience to Strategic Consultant By Courtney Anthony-Bricker, graduate student Anuraag Sarangi is the quintessential alumni success story. After Dr. Sarangi earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University in 2009, he completed a brief stint as a postdoc at the University...

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Alumni Career Stories: Henry Ong, PhD

Jan. 31, 2018—The February issue of the Vanderbilt Basic Sciences Newsletter, Basically Speaking, features Henry Ong's career story, who blends his talent for science communication with a desire to stay engaged with the research community through his current position with the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Check out his story here!

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Beyond the Lab is now a Podcast!

Jan. 3, 2018—The BRET Office of Career Development is excited to announce the podcast series, "Beyond the Lab." Thanks to the current YouTube series featuring BRET PhD student and postdoctoral alumni, this series is now available for your listening as well as watching! Tune in on iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts to hear about Vanderbilt alumni...

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Alumni Career Stories: Elizabeth Hibler

Dec. 20, 2017—The December issue of the Vanderbilt Basic Sciences Newsletter, Basically Speaking, features Elizabeth Hibler's career story, used her postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt to launch her academic career in public health. Check out her story here!

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Alumni Career Stories: Kim Petrie

Oct. 3, 2017—The October issue of the Vanderbilt Basic Sciences Newsletter, Basically Speaking, features BRET Office of Career Development's very own Kim Petrie, PhD and her career story. Check out her story here!

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Alumni Career Stories: Akshata Udyavar

Jul. 10, 2017—The July issue of the Vanderbilt Basic Sciences Newsletter, Basically Speaking, features Akshata Udyavar's career story. She currently works for Genentech. Check out her story here!

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Alumni Career Stories: Charlie Johnson

Jun. 5, 2017—The June issue of the Vanderbilt Basic Sciences Newsletter, Basically Speaking features Charlie Johnson's career story. He currently works for Polsinelli, LLP in St. Louis, MO as a patent agent. Check out his story here!

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Alumni Career Stories: Courtney Bricker-Anthony

May. 8, 2017—The Vanderbilt Basic Sciences newsletter Basically Speaking: News From Basic Sciences, will be featuring career stories from graduate students and postdocs who have benefited from put ASPIRE program. Check out the first post here on Courtney Bricker-Anthony  More about this Basically Speaking feature:  Vanderbilt is one of only ten institutions nationwide to have received a Broadening Experiences...

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Alumni Career Stories: Kim Riley

May. 8, 2017—Vanderbilt Basic Sciences newsletter Basically Speaking features Kim Riley's career story. Check it out here!

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Registration now open for the 2017 Career Symposium: Alumni Career Trajectories

Mar. 23, 2017—The BRET Office of Career Development and the Training Grants in Biomedical Sciences are excited to announce the 2017 BRET Annual Career Symposium, "Alumni Career Trajectories: Blaze Your Own Trail."  Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:00am-4:15pm Student Life Center   This career symposium will be held in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary BRET Reunion, and the symposium...

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PhD Career Connections: Teaching and Education Landscape in High Schools

Oct. 24, 2016—Join us as we welcome Dr. Paulianda Jones, PhD, former postdoctoral fellow in the Conn Lab, for PhD Career Connections. Dr. Jones is a science teacher for the Upper School of Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Bronx, NY. Monday, November 14, 2016 11:00am-noon Light Hall 411 A-D Registration is requested. Dr. Paulianda J. Jones is...

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