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IAP 2004 Activity

A Sampling of Careers in Biology
Biology Postdoc Association
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: none

Academia is not the only rewarding career opportunity for scientists. Here are a few of the more interesting alternatives. This series provides professional advice for undergraduate students, graduate students and post-docs who are interested in pursuing non-academic career paths. The discussions will be informal, with plenty of opportunity for discussion. For a more detailed description about each of the talks, please see
Web: http://web.mit.edu/biology/www/biology/iap.html
Contact: Prof. J. Troy Littleton, E18-672, 452-2605, troy@mit.edu
Sponsor: Biology

Science Writing and Publishing
Trisha Gura, Ph.D., Steve Mirsky, Leslie Roldan, Ph.D.
Trisha Gura, freelance writer; Steve Mirsky, Knight Science Journalism Fellow; Leslie Roldan, Scientific Editor, Virtual Text.
Tue Jan 6, 11am-12:30pm, 68-181

Science Policy
Oren Grad, M.D., Ph.D.
Oren Grad, Executive Director, Technology Assessment and Clinical Affairs, Abt Associates.
Tue Jan 13, 11am-12:30pm, 68-181

Teaching Opportunities for Scientists
Caroline Goutte, Ph.D. and Kristen Johnson, Ph.D.
Caroline Goutte, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Amherst College and Kristen Johnson, Ph.D., Biology Instructor at Phillips Academy in Andover.
Thu Jan 15, 11am-12:30pm, 68-181

Is Biotechnology for You?
Leo Liu, M.D. and Britt Rideout, Ph.D.
Leo Liu, M.D., President & Chief Scientific Officer, Cambria Biosciences LLC and Britt Rideout, Ph.D., GenPath Pharmaceuticals Scientist.
Tue Jan 20, 11am-12:30pm, Whitehead Auditorium

Career Options in Law for Ph.D.s in Life Sciences
Stephen Seckler
Stephen Seckler, Esq., President of Seckler Legal Consulting and a lawyer to be named at a later date from the law firm of Lowrie, Lando and Anastasi.
Thu Jan 22, 11am-01:00pm, 68-181

Transitioning into Venture Capital
Karen Hong, Ph.D. and Amir Nashat, Ph.D.
Karen Hong, Associate at ProQuest Investments and Amir Nashat, a Principal with Polaris Adventure Partners.
Thu Jan 29, 11am-12:30pm, 68-181
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