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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Stimson Hall, 106
204 East Ave., Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
What can you do with a degree in biological sciences?
Gaby Carver ’19 became a Research Associate at the Broad Institute!
Join Gaby Carver ‘19 for lunch (pizza & salad) from 12:00 – 1:00 PM on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 in 106 Stimson to discuss applying for jobs right after undergrad, taking gap year(s) before graduate school, and more!RSVP here! If you have any questions about the event, email email@example.com
I graduated in May 2019 with a degree in Biological Sciences, during which time I completed my senior honors thesis in the Perry Lab on the development of a tractable method for the inoculation and detection of grablovirus infectious clones into its natural host Vitis vinifera. Since then I have started a two year Research Associate position at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard where I work in the Badran Lab. Housed within the Chemical Biology and Therapeutic Science Program, I study synthetic biology, specifically the development of an expanded genetic code.
A little about the Broad Institute:
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is a biomedical research institute based in Cambridge, MA. It was launched in 2004 to improve human health by using genomics to advance our understanding of the biology and treatment of human disease, and to help lay the groundwork for a new generation of therapies. Combining biology, chemistry, mathematics, computation, and engineering with medical science and clinical research, the Broad facilitates creativity, risk-taking, and open sharing of data and research.
Topics for discussion can include but are not limited to the option of taking a gap year(s) before applying to graduate schools, preparing job applications/interview skills, and differences in academic vs industry positions right out of undergrad. In addition, I will share insight on how I got my job, why I shifted from studying plant pathology to working at a biomedical research institute, my role as a Research Associate at the Broad and how the Broad is helping me prepare for my next steps as well.