Life Sciences Master's Students (HMS)

2020 Feb 14

Dissertation Defense Seminar: Ivan Santiago (PiN)

9:00am to 10:00am

Location: 

Armenise Building Amphitheater D 210 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA 02115

Ph.D. Candidate in the Program in Neuroscience 

Dissertation Advisor: Matthew Pecot, Department of Neurobiology 

Dissertation Title: Drosophila Fezf coordinates laminar-specific connectivity through cell-intrinsic and cell-extrinsic mechanisms

Dissertation Defense, Friday, February 14, 2020

Seminar: 9:00 AM

Harvard Medical School

Armenise Building

Amphitheater D

210 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA  02115

2019 Jul 30

Dissertation Defense Seminar: Aleksandr Rayshubskiy (PiN)

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

New Research Building (NRB), Room 1031

DMS Students and Faculty are invited to attend the dissertation defense seminar of:

Patricia Dawn Adela Rohs

Ph.D. Candidate in the Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Degree Subject: Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Dissertation Advisor: Thomas Bernhardt, Department of Microbiology

Dissertation Title:Activation of the bacterial cell elongation machinery

Dissertation Defense, Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Seminar: 3:00 PM

Harvard Medical School

New Research Building

Room...

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Embedding academic and professional skills training with experimental-design chalk talks (Nature Biotechnology) - A Harvard publication

February 10, 2020

Graduate bioscience training is being transformed in response to national mandates for outcomes-driven training with a focus on building transferable skills. These calls are informed by increasingly accessible data on doctoral career outcomes, reported career interests among enrolled graduate trainees, and skills gaps identified in bioscience graduate alumni in the workforce. In response to these mandates, there is increasing use of individual development plans (IDPs) to help students assess themselves, identify their career interests and recognize skills required for their academic and...

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Career choices of underrepresented and female postdocs in the biomedical sciences (eLife)

February 10, 2020

The lack of diversity among faculty at universities and medical schools in the United States is a matter of growing concern. However, the factors that influence the career choices of underrepresented minority and female postdoctoral researchers have received relatively little attention. Here we report the results of a survey of 1284 postdocs working in the biomedical sciences in the US. Our findings highlight possible reasons why some underrepresented minority and female postdocs choose not to pursue careers in academic research, and suggest interventions that could be taken in the early...

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Applying the Stress Process Model to Stress-Burnout and Stress-Depression Relationships in Biomedical Doctoral Students: A Cross-Sectional Pilot Study (CBE-Life Sciences Education)

February 10, 2020

Although doctoral students in the biomedical sciences have been recognized as a population at particular risk for mental health problems such as burnout and depression, little research has been conducted to identify candidate targets for intervention. To this end, we used the stress process model to evaluate potential mediators of stress–burnout and stress–depression relationships in biomedical doctoral students. A cross-sectional sample (n = 69) completed validated self-report measures of stress; symptoms of burnout and depression; and perceptions of mastery, social support, and advisor...

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Mental Health in Academia: Get online to support wellbeing of graduate students (eLife)

February 10, 2020

Mental health issues are a serious problem in academia, especially among graduate students where around 25– 40% face mental health concerns (Evans et al., 2018; Levecque et al., 2017; Barreira et al., 2018). Moreover, about half of those students will likely not receive treatment (SAMHSA, 2019). These figures highlight the pressing need for the academic community to both offer more support for graduate students struggling with their mental health and remove the barriers that prevent those students from getting help where it already exists.

We are two PhD students at...

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Why We Need to Talk More About Mental Health in Graduate School (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 10, 2020

In my first year as a doctoral student, I read a lot of online parodies about graduate-school life. Dark humor was a coping strategy for me and my cohort, which is why we regularly read Tumblr sites like Lego Grad Student and What Should We Call Grad School, as well as PhD Comics.

I always appreciated the humor because it drew much-needed attention to the struggles of graduate study. Yet such parodies also...

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The Hidden Curriculum

Out of the Science Education and Society Lab at the University of Rhode Island, Hidden Curriculum investigates the social context of students' college experiences. Join host Gyasi Alexander to explore the unwritten rules and networks that govern college campuses.

2019 Dec 05

Dissertation Defense Seminar: Matthew Yue Cheng Lim (Virology)

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

TMEC 250, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
DMS Students and Faculty are invited to attend the dissertation defense seminar of:

Matthew Yue Cheng Lim

Ph.D. Candidate in the Committee on Virology

Dissertation Advisor: Steven Gygi, Department of Cell Biology

Dissertation Title: Evaluating measurement error in mass spectrometry-based proteomics

Dissertation Defense, Thursday, December 5, 2019
Seminar: 1:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Educational Center
Room 250
260 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA  02115

Senior Associate Director for Career Advising @ Princeton University

February 9, 2020

The Senior Associate Director develops and implements a vision and strategy to ensure that Princeton graduate students have the opportunity to explore career options, develop career decision-making skills, and successfully position themselves for jobs within and beyond academe. The Sr. AD guides graduate students in defining their own unique career plan, and leads and implements the design, delivery and evaluation of programs that support the acquisition of professional skills and knowledge. This role partners closely with the Graduate School to provide a breadth and depth of services...

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