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Seminar- “How to start your own lab”

April 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm, 1017 Wickson Hall

Are you applying for faculty or research jobs?

Wondering how to put your best foot forward in starting a new lab?

Then this seminar is for you!

Goal: this seminar aims to provide postdocs and senior graduate students with practical tools and tips to plan and negotiate how to start an independent lab as new PIs. The discussion will focus on “wet labs” in research university settings, and on what you need to know when you apply for research positions. Specific topics include: starting equipment, creating an initial budget, negotiating a start-up package, sharing space/equipment, first key hires, strategies for growing your lab in the first years, and how to play out these plans in the job application/interview phase.

Format: three new faculty members (Erkin Seker, Electrical Engineering; Maria Marco, Food Science & Technology; Eduardo Silva, Biomedical engineering) will share their experience and advice in a panel discussion, followed by Q&A.

For questions or to RSVP please contact Elisabetta at

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Neuroscience SSS, Dr. Anatol Krietzer, April 18

April 16, 2012 Leave a comment

As part of the Neuroscience graduate group Student organized Seminar Series Dr. Anatol Kretizer from UCSF will be speaking in CNS 113 at 4:00pm (reception at 3:30) on Weds April 18.  He will be discussing his research binding together cellular and synaptic plasticity, physiology, and behavior, for a multi-level understanding of motor function, using cutting edge techniques like optogenetics.

For interested students, post-docs and faculty there will be a lunch with Anatol at noon (320 Med Neuro) and an informal dinner at 6:00pm (1621 Pacific Dr, Davis).  Please enjoy this opportunity to get to know a successful scientist on a more personal level.
Hope to see you there!
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