Ask a Postdoc
Do you have a postdoctoral position lined up for after you graduate? Or are you wondering if doing a postdoc would be worthwhile for your career? In this panel, current postdocs will share their experiences on applying for postdocs, what to look for in a mentor, and preparing for going on the job market afterwards.
Time: noon to 1pm (feel free to bring your lunch)
Location: HBL Class of 1947
Audience: Graduate Students and Postdocs
Trivia Night (Social Event)
Join fellow postdocs for Trivia night at Pub 32.
Location: Pub 32 ( 847 Stafford Rd, Storrs, CT 06268)
National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) 2nd Annual Postdoc Datablitz Competition at UConn
The Graduate School at UConn and the UConn Postdoc Association proudly sponsors the 2nd Annual Postdoc Datablitz Competition and luncheon. The datablitz competition is an opportunity for postdocs across campus to share their research in “elevator pitch” style, giving five minute research talks. Featured in this year’s event is a special seminar delivered by the Dean of the Graduate School and an academic job search faculty panel during lunch. Please see below for agenda! Come support UConn postdocs! Be engaged! Get involved! Build a community!
Location: Alumni Center (2384 Alumni Dr, Storrs, CT 06269)
Audience: All are invited to attend
9:30-10:00am- Registration and Refreshments
10:00am-General Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of speaker
10:05-10:25-“Getting more than 20 strangers to care about your research” Kent E. Holsinger, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School
10:25-10:30-Q&A with the Dean
10:30-11:45- Datablitz presentations (7 presentations at 5 minutes each with 2 minutes for questions after each presenter)
Zwitterionic Propargyl Linked Antifolates for Gram Negative Pathogens
Narendran G-Dayanandan*, Michael N. Lombardo*, Christine C. Orozco†, Mark Niosi†,Steven Kowalewski†, Sarah Lazzaro†, Loretta M.Cox†, Mark A. Moen†, R. Scott Obach†, Amy C. Anderson*, Dennis L. Wright*.
* Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA.
† Department of Pharmacokinetics, Dynamics and Metabolism, Pfizer Global Research & Development, Groton, Connecticut 06340, USA
Heterogeneity of astrocyte and NG2 cell insertion at the node of Ranvier
Peter Jukkola*, David R. Serwanski*, and Akiko Nishiyama*,
*Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 06269
EphA4 controls neuroblast and astrocyte organization in the subventricular zone and rostral migratory stream
Todd K.L.(1), Baker K.L.(1), Eastman M.B.(1), Kolling F.W.(2), Nelson C.E.(2), Conover J.C.(1)
(1)Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269(2)Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269
Health Related Quality of Life in Ethnic Minorities with Diabetes
Kelley Newlin Lew, DNSc, APRN, CDE (School of Nursing, InCHIP); Julie Wagner, PhD (inCHIP), Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Community Health, School of Dental Medicine And Psychiatry, School of Medicine; Omar Braizat, MD (InCHIP)
A Comparative Analysis of Weight Stigma in SES Matched Men and Women
Mary S Himmelstein (Post-Doctoral Fellow, UConn Rudd Center,firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rebecca M. Puhl (Deputy Director, UConn Rudd Center & Professor in the UConn department of Human Development and Family Studies)
Food Swamps? The Effect of Imbalanced Food Environments on Obesity
Kristen Cooksey Stowers, PhD
InChip Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
U.S. Partisan Media Coverage of Climate Change, 2011-2014: Understanding Frames and Cultural Appeals Todd P. Newman, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
11:45am-Transitition to lunch
Noon-12:45- Academic Job Search Faculty Panel
Jessica Rouge, Assistant Professor/ Department of Chemistry
Melanie Newport-Assistant Professor/ Department of History
Daniel Shwartz-Assistant Professor/ Director of the Biotechnology Bioservices Center
Jie He-Assistant Professor/ Department of Chemistry
12:45-1:00pm-Closing Remarks/ Announcement of Winners (Victoria Blodgett, Assistant Dean of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Affairs)
Feel free to attend some or all of the program.