Karyn Esser, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Molecular clocks and skeletal muscle; why muscle needs to keep time
Our Annual Meeting brings together over 2,000 scholars and participants from around the world to present and discuss cutting-edge research on Africa. This year’s theme for the Annual Meeting is “Mobility, Migration, and Flows.” The conference will offer over 200 panels and roundtables on various topics that fall under this theme. There are several panels and roundtables that I believe you, the faculty, and the students of the Perelman School of Medicine would be interested in, including: “Chasing Polio in Northern Nigeria and the Problems of Containing Trans-border Flows of Polio Viruses”; “Medicine on the Move: Interrogating the Direction and Meaning of Mobility in Global Health Discourse on Africa”; “Perspectives on Disability in Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo”; “Health and Medicine Workshop: Grant Writing”; “Health and Medicine Workshop: New Research Directions”; and the ASA Board Sponsored Current Issues Event, “Genomic Research Flows and Health in Africa”.
You can view the preliminary program in full on the African Studies Association’s website. Our website also contains other information for the Annual Meeting, including registration information. We offer on-site day passes in addition to full conference passes, and we also offer lower registration rates for students.
Dr. Virginia Zakian (Princeton) - Presenting: "Impeding fork progression: Pif1 family helicases to the rescue"
Leveraging Your PhD: Careers in Consulting for Scientists and Engineers
Explore the “before, during, and after” of consulting
Join us for a panel discussion that will focus on how science and engineering PhD students and postdocs can transition into consulting careers, what roles they can play within consulting firms, and what opportunities for career advancement exist both within and outside of the consulting industry. The panel of consultants will include Penn alumni representing:
IMS Consulting Group
Monitor Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
The Frankel Group
A former consultant at L.E.K. Consulting now working at a venture capital fund (Osage University Partners)
The panelists are willing to answer your questions and talk about:
· Their transition from academia to consulting
· The work they do, the skills they use, and what they have had to learn along the way
· The different cultures and focus of the different consulting firms they represent
· Their experiences applying for jobs, the types of case studies they faced, and their advice for how to prepare
· How to succeed in your first six months at a consulting firm
· The different career paths that exist within the consulting field and beyond
Bring your own questions and take advantage of this opportunity to get them answered. If you are planning on attending this event, please register here. For more information on careers in consulting, please see the broad range of consulting resources on our website, and get advice from Penn alumni currently working in the consulting field. Most importantly, don’t forget about the Biomedical & Life Sciences Career Fair – see below
Department of Genetics and Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Seminar Series
12:15PM Main Auditorium BRB I/II
Liz Gavis Princeton University
“Localized RNAs, local translation, and developmental asymmetry”