Career Development

Career Development
Communicating Science, a Career Development workshop sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies, included a plenary session for the Upstate community followed by break-out sessions for our graduate students. Dr. Evonne Kaplan-Liss (second from right), from the Center for Communicating Science, is pictured in one of the break-out groups.

The College of Graduate Studies is continually striving to incorporate more formal career development events for our students. The following are some of the events being held.

Career Development Workshop Series

The College of Graduate Studies is implementing a Career Development Workshop series. The workshops will be offered throughout the academic year, and will cover a variety of topics.


"What is Expected of a Graduate Student"
Wednesday, September 25 - 12:00 Noon
Room 318 Library
Steven Goodman, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Patricia Kane, Professor and Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Frank Middleton, Associate Professor, Neuroscience and Physiology
Jason Gokey, Anatomy and Cell Biology PhD student
Zainab Mansaray-Storms, Neuroscience PhD student

"How to Select a Postdoc Advisor & How to Successfully Compete for a Position in that Lab"
Friday, October 25 - 12:00 Noon
Room 3105, WH
Richard Cross, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate

"Maintining Motivation"
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:00 Noon
Room 3507 Setnor
Steven Goodman, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
David Amberg, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Steven Youngentob, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience & Physiology
Rebecca Oot, Postdoctoral Associate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Sonia Iyer, Microbiology and Immunology PhD student

"Scientific Writing"
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 12:00 Noon
Room 3105 Weiskotten Hall
Dr. Patricia Kane, Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

"Networking: Getting to Know Who and What is Out There"
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 12:00 Noon
Room 3509 Setnor
Dr. Michael Cosgrove, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Lei Mi-Mi, PhD

A research project led by Lei Mi-Mi, a PhD student in the College of Graduate Studies, has made the cover of a prestigious scientific journal.

Lei Mi-Mi, a student in the lab of David Pruyne, PhD, assistant professor of Cell & Developmental Biology, is first-author of the cover article in the July 9, 2012 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology. The journal's cover title is "Formins' Muscle Building Routine."

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