YPA’s Postdoc Career Cafe

Join the YPA for a casual discussion about topics important to postdocs. We will welcome experts, administrators, and fellow postdocs with relevant experience to participate in a panel discussion on a variety of topics.

Coffee and snacks will be provided.

October 11th, 2017 - 2-3:30p (Brady Auditorium, BML B131)

Transitional Grants

Discussion of what kind of grants are available to help you transition to a faculty position, and what the process for applying for them entails.

Panel will include:

Rong Fan, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Elena Gracheva, Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience

Rachel Jamison Perry, Associate Research Scientist, Internal Medicine



Previous Career Cafes:

April 27th, 2017 - 2-3:30p (Brady Auditorium, BML B131)

Deciphering the Grant Review Process

Discussion of what goes on behind the closed doors of the grant review panel, and how to successfully respond to critiques and criticisms.

Panel will include:

Craig Roy, Ph.D. - Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and of Immunobiology; Vice-Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

Anthony Koleske, Ph.D. - Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Neuroscience

Mark Moyle, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience

Katherine Launer-Felty, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry

Gregory Tietjen, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Engineering

Becky Adams, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology

Dragomir Milovanovic, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience


February 16th, 2017 - 6-7p (Brady Auditorium, BML B131)

Starting Your Job Search in Biotech

Discussion of jobs in biotech with recruiters from biotech companies and recent hires, including both international and American individuals, from a mix of small and large companies.

Panel will include:

Brian Frenette - Senior Associate Director, Office of Career Strategy, Yale University

Stephen Hiscock - Human Resources Recruitment Coordinator, inviCRO

Nabil Abraham, Ph.D. - Scientist, GlaxoSmithKline

Michael Look, Ph.D. - Senior Scientist, Pfizer

October 26th, 2016 - 2-3p (Cohen Auditorium)

Navigating the Grant Process

Discussion of external and internal grants available to postdocs at Yale from people familiar with the grant process and/or have successfully received these awards.

Panel will include:

Melanie Smith, MBA - Manager, Funding Resource Center at the Office of Sponsored Projects for Yale University

Ivana Kuo, Ph.D. - Associate Research Scientist, Yale University; American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2013); Received NIDDK funded K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (2015-2020)

Jason Berk, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Received NIGMS funded F32 National Research Service Award (NRSA)’

Kristen Murfin, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow in Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Received Brown Coxe Fellowship from Yale University

Katherine Hastings, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine (Medical Oncology); Received Leslie H. Warner Postdoctoral Fellowship for Cancer Research from Yale University