All Life Sciences PhD Students (HILS-wide, GSAS only)

2020 Mar 31

[PGE PDD Webinar] The Making of a Great LinkedIn Page (Milka Kostic, Ph.D., DFCI)

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

To LinkedIn or not to LinkedIn? That has been a question for the scientists ever since the platform launched in early 2000s.

Although, scientists may have shrugged the usefulness of LinkedIn in the past, the platform is now being used by a growing number of researchers who are realizing that LinkedIn can help them not only with finding their next career opportunity, but also in a number of ways that may not be immediately obvious.

Join Milka Kostic, Program Director of Chemical Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and LinkedIn aficionado, to learn more about...

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2020 Mar 24

Dissertation Defense Seminar: Marco Alexander Catipovic (Biophysics)

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/373776497

Dear Faculty and Students:

 

The Committee on Higher Degrees in Biophysics is delighted to invite you to a:

DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR

“Mechanism of Translocation by the Bacterial ATPase SecA”

presented by

Marco Alexander Catipovic

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

2:00 p.m.

Via ZOOM Meeting:

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Ten Simple Rules to becoming a principal investigator (PLoS Computational Biology)

March 20, 2020

The biggest choke point in an academic career is going from postdoc to principal investigator (PI): moving from doing someone else’s research to getting other people to do yours. Being a PI is a fundamentally different job to being a postdoc; they just happen to be in the same envi- ronment. It is not an easy transition. It draws on few of the skills you learn at the bench, and the odds are clearly not ever in your favor. So, calling this article Ten Simple Rules is obviously a simplification. It is more accurate to call them ten tricky steps.

In this article, we use PI to...

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Developing Grad Students’ Scientific Literacy Skills (INSIDE HIGHER ED)

March 20, 2020

Mentors can use a number of pedagogical techniques, and recent developments in the realm of scientific publication have provided new opportunities, writes David A. Sanders.

 

It is axiomatic that students need to learn to read and write. At first, one might assume that this task is accomplished early in their education. But, in fact, learning to read and write is a continuing, lifelong process.

That is nowhere better demonstrated than in the training of a scientist. Their required reading and writing skills differ from those...

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Historical comparison of gender inequality in scientific careers across countries and disciplines (PNAS)

March 20, 2020

There is extensive, yet fragmented, evidence of gender differ- ences in academia suggesting that women are underrepresented in most scientific disciplines and publish fewer articles through- out a career, and their work acquires fewer citations. Here, we offer a comprehensive picture of longitudinal gender differences in performance through a bibliometric analysis of academic publish- ing careers by reconstructing the complete publication history of over 1.5 million gender-identified authors whose publishing career ended between 1955 and 2010, covering 83 countries and 13 dis- ciplines....

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2020 Mar 24

Coronavirus and Quarantine: What Big Questions Can We Be Asking?

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Register: http://www.veritas.org/veritasforumlivestream/

Within the span of a week, things have changed quickly, unexpectedly, and uncomfortably. Over 250 colleges and universities have gone virtual overnight. What now? What if this disorienting season of quarantine is not simply isolating and inconvenient? What if it can provide a newfound space for reflection to ask some of life’s biggest questions and reorient ourselves around the truth to be discovered?

 

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2020 Mar 26

Dissertation Defense - Vivian Tsai-Wei Chou (BBS)

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/s/972717621

Defining the Roles of the Microtubule-Associated Protein TACC in Drosophila synapse development

Advisor: David Van Vactor
Biological and Biomedical Sciences

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