[Career Navigator Workshop] How to Build an Effective DAC


Monday, May 3, 2021, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


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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 a panel discussion with senior graduate students and fellows.

Note: this workshop is targeted to G2s, but we expect that it may be useful for other students interested in adding a DAC member or learning how to better utilize their current DAC.

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Open to all, featuring faculty panelists…

Rosalind Segal, MD, PhD; Dean for Graduate Education, Harvard Medical School

Chinfei Chen, MD, PhD; Professor of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Fred Winston, PhD; John Emory Andrus Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Open to all students but may be most relevant to students connected to Harvard life science PhD programs


Jelena Patrnogic, PhD; Curriculum Fellow, Cancer Biology

Temperance Rowell, PhD; Curriculum Fellow, Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program

Deepali Ravel, PhD; Director of Education, Program in Bacteriology & Infectious Diseases Consortium

Register here.