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Is a Ph.D. for Me? Symposium Program and Speakers

Is a Ph.D. for Me?:
What You Can Be with a Ph.D. in Bioengineering & Life Sciences
Sunday, April 12, 2015, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Speaker Bios

9:00 am               Registration/coffee

9:30 am               Welcome & Overview Susan Marqusee (UC Berkeley)

9:45 am               Itchy and scratchy: Adventures in sensory biology Diana Bautista (UC Berkeley)

10:15 am            Is a PhD for Me? Susan Marqusee  

10:30 am            Panel Discussion: Everything You Need to Know About Grad School

                           Moderator Shaila Kotadia (Synberc)

                           Panelists Catalina Casillas (UC Berkeley), Roberto Falcon (UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco),
                           Sabriya Rosemond (UC Berkeley), Jennifer Soto (UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco), Elias Valdivia (UC Berkeley)

12:00 pm           Lunch - Networking

1:00 pm             Science Talks

                           Synthetic Biology for Synthetic ChemistryJay Keasling (UC Berkeley)

                           Towards the high-throughput construction of fluorescent biosensors — Stacy-Anne Morgan (UC Berkeley)

2:00 pm             Nuts and Bolts of Graduate School

                          Moderator Susan Marqusee

                          Choosing the Right Graduate Program Kara Helmke (UC San Francisco)

                          Summer Research Opportunities David Weisblat (UC Berkeley)

                          Putting it all Together Susan Marqusee

3:00 pm            Activity Session – Dream mapping

3:30 pm            Closing Notes Susan Marqusee

Additional participants for networking lunch:

Pam McLeod (Stanford)

Yulianna Ortega (UC Santa Cruz)

Meltem Erol (UC Berkeley)

Blake Riggs (San Francisco State University)

Carisa Noelani Orwig (UC Berkeley)