Career Development and Training Resources
LBI Seminar Series
The LBI hosts monthly seminars featuring preeminent national and international leaders in lung biology research. Seminars take place on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 PM in Room 11-146 of Smilow Center for Translational Biology. For more information or for the seminar calendar please contact Nina Maschak.
Research in Progress Talks (PCTRC)
Penn-CHOP Lung Biology Institute Pulmonary Basic and Translational Research Conference (PBTRC) series features research in progress seminars given by postdocs, fellows, and faculty within the Penn/CHOP community. The conference also includes experts from various core facilities presenting method-based research seminars, bioethics lectures by Penn Medical Ethics and Health Policy faculty, as well as invited speakers from outside of UPenn. The conference takes place weekly from mid-September to mid-June on alternating Wednesdays/Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm in the conference room on the 2nd floor of Stemmler Hall, Room 213. For more information or to receive the PBTRC calendar please contact Mary McNichol.
R User Club
The LBI's R User Club is a work space and presentation forum for anyone (undergrads, grad students, post-docs, research scientists, faculty, etc) to come and work on their R-related projects, talk to other R enthusiasts, troubleshoot and ultimately expand their knowledge of R. The initial focus of the fall semester meetings will be on learning the basics of R programming language with an emphasis on how to model, transform, and visualize data. These more formal presentations will be given by the LBI R club organizer, Michael Morley. The spring semester meetings will be an open workspace format where 2-3 users will present on a variety of topics. Some examples of what can be presented is a current project which needs some input or guidance from the group, a new R package or analysis method or something as simple as an interesting way to plot data. The LBI hosts a github page of all the code presented at club meetings and a slack channel as well is used for internal communications amongst users. This group meets Every Thursday 3-4pm September-May. For more information on how to join and to receive the most up to date schedule for each calendar year please contact Michael Morley
Grant Writing Workshops