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My lab is closed to me because of the coronavirus. Here’s how I’m planning to stay productive (Nature) -- an article from a Harvard community member

April 10, 2020

Lei Su’s benchwork at Harvard University might have stopped — but thanks to careful preparation and collaboration tools, his team is keeping its research going.

 

I am a research fellow at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, studying epigenetics and diabetes. Over the past few weeks, I’ve received e-mails from the medical school, the university, Harvard-affiliated hospitals and principal investigators in my laboratory and elsewhere at the institute. All these messages are about paring down research activities and preparing...

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For Many Graduate Students, Covid-19 Pandemic Highlights Inequities (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 10, 2020

As higher education reels from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, graduate students say they face a unique set of challenges, including difficulty getting access to research materials, concern about finishing their degrees on time, and pressing financial troubles. Administrators are focusing attention on faculty members and undergraduates, some grad students complain, reinforcing the feeling that they are second-class citizens.

Anna Meier, a fifth-year doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, said her peers are preoccupied with...

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Don’t Forget About Graduate Students (The Chronicle of Higher Education) -- article by Harvard graduate student

April 10, 2020
Our labor sustains colleges’ educational mission. Now it’s time for universities to sustain us.

As the urgency and severity of the coronavirus pandemic have become apparent, universities have rapidly been thrust into troubled — and uncharted — waters. They have required students to evacuate their dormitories, faculty to move classes online, and staff to work remotely, all to prioritize safety while maintaining the educational mission. With the immediate crises of getting students home and classes online now largely behind us, colleges are now starting to focus...

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Bioinformatics Scientist @ Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute

April 10, 2020

The initial focus of the recently created Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute (“Gates MRI”) will be dedicated to translating findings from basic science into potential solutions that will fill the product pipeline for malaria, tuberculosis, enteric and diarrheal diseases, and maternal and neonatal child health. It is committed to saving lives by improving the pace and predictability of translational medicine in global health. The Gates MRI will relentlessly seek out innovative strategies to develop the best drugs, biologics, and vaccines to fight some...

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Keystone Symposia Fellows Program

The Fellows Program aims to give early-career scientists from underrepresented (UR) and other disadvantaged backgrounds the support and skills they need to successfully pursue leadership and decision-making roles in academic, industry and government research sectors.
2020 Apr 10

Dissertation Defense - Elizabeth Spring Jaensch (BBS)

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Introduction of Polycomb-mediated compaction and phase separation activity in stem cells impairs differentiation

Advisor: Robert Kingston

Program: Biological and Biomedical Sciences

2020 Apr 10

Dissertation Defense - Caleb Lareau (BBS)

10:00am to 11:00am

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Scalable approaches for inferring chromatin states and lineages of human cells

Advisor: Vijay  Sankaran
Program: Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Funding Opportunity for G1s and G2 - Cardiovascular Research

April 9, 2020

Please see the attached flyer with information regarding the John S. LaDue Memorial Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine or Vascular Biology Research. The Fellowship will provide financial support for a two-year period to one rising G2 (current G1) or rising G3(current G2) PhD student at Harvard Medical School who is conducting research in cardiovascular medicine or vascular biology.

 

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2020 May 12

[PGE PDD Webinar] How to Build an Effective DAC

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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Zoom - TBA

Have you recently selected a dissertation advisor and started work toward your thesis? Have you started thinking about which faculty might serve you best on your DAC? In this workshop, early career graduate students will consider the roles that their potential DAC members will play in their personal and professional development and identify personal priority areas to cover when recruiting DAC members. Participants will also be given the opportunity to ask questions about DAC membership of a panel of experienced faculty members, followed by small group discussions with senior...

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Coping with Coronavirus

An article on dealing with daily stress, anxiety, and a range of other emotions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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