Event Details
Event Title 2023 Postdoc Boot Camp
Location Mary Ellen Jones 3112
Sponsor Training Initiative for Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TIBBS)
Date/Time 03/16/2023 - 03/30/2023
For more information, contact the event administrator: Patrick Brandt pdbrandt@email.unc.edu
Sorry, This event has expired
Session Status Session Session Date Start Time End Time Cutoff
Expired Postdoc Boot Camp Intro and Keynote in MEJ 3112 03/16/2023 12:00 PM 1:30 PM none
Expired Faculty Panel and CV Workshop in MEJ 3108 03/23/2023 12:00 PM 1:30 PM none
Expired Postdoc Panel in MEJ 3112 03/30/2023 12:00 PM 1:30 PM none
Are you less than two years from graduation and plan to pursue postdoctoral training? Are you starting to think about where you may want to apply for a postdoc or have you already started your search? Wherever you are in the process, the TIBBS Postdoc Boot Camp will put you on the path to success.  You'll learn the following:

We are honored to have as our keynote speaker Dr. Bob Duronio who is Professor of Biology and Professor of Genetics at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he received the Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor Award from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in 2019, and the Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Award from the Office of Graduate Education in 2020.  Dr. Duronio received his PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Washington University in 1991.  Working under Dr. Jeffrey Gordon, he was the first to clone and characterize eukaryotic N-myristoyl transferases and to demonstrate critical cellular functions for acylation of proteins by saturated fatty acids.  He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California San Francisco under Dr. Pat O’Farrell, where he discovered a critical role for E2F transcription factors in controlling cyclin transcription at the G1-S transition of the cell cycle.  He was the recipient of both a postdoctoral fellowship and a subsequent Scholar Award from the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund.  His lab studies the epigenetic control of DNA replication and cell cycle progression during animal development, and in 2012 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  He currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill

If you would like your CV reviewed, a limited number of sign-ups will be available at the end of Session 2 (March 23rd) with selected days to meet with Dr. Beka Layton or Dr. Patrick Brandt.

Agenda at a glance:

Session 1
March 16th, 2023, 12:00-1:30 pm, Room: MEJ 3112
Lunch: Cosmic Cantina       
Introduction: Dr. Christiann Gaines
Keynote address:  Dr. Bob Duronio is Professor of Genetics and Professor and Chair of Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is also a member of the Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences (IBGS) and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Session 2
March 23rd, 2023, 12:00-1:30 pm, Room: MEJ 3108
Lunch: Med Deli    
Faculty Panel: Faculty from UNC will discuss what they look for in a potential postdoc candidate, how they prefer to be contacted by grad students, and any other questions you want to bring up. 
How to tailor and make your CV stand out!: Dr. Brian Rybarczyk
CV Workshop sign-ups: Come sign up to have your CV reviewed by Dr. Beka Layton or Dr. Patrick Brandt
Session 3
March 30th, 2023, 12:00-1:30 pm, Room: MEJ 3112
Lunch: Hibachi Co       

Postdoc Panel: A handful of academic postdocs from UNC will speak about their experiences as postdoctoral researchers in academia. Learn how they landed the position, what they learned as a postdoc, and how the training is preparing them for their future careers.  
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