Career Development Center's 2019 Calendar


For a updated listing of events, view the Career Development's Calendar pdf. If you have questions contact our office


Past 2018 Events


Data Science and Analytics in the Private Sector
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
Speaker: James Sokolowski, Ph.D., Director of Analytic Solutions & Sr. Technical Consultant, Tessella (View Presentation, Login Required)

Building a Sustainable research Program
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
Speaker: Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Robert and Janice McNair Endowed Chair in Molecular and Human Genetics (View Slides, Login Required)

Dos and Don'ts of Science Writing
Date: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
Speaker: Ana María S. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Science Writer and Editor, Baylor College of Medicine (View Presentation, Download Slides - Login Required)

Careers in Science Policy and Management Consulting
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2018
Location: Webinar (View Presentation, Login Required)
Speaker: Kristina Krasnov Miller, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Career Path Discussion: Innovation, Commercialization and Business Development
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Location: Webinar (View Presentation, Login Required)
Speaker: Shatha Clavering, Ph.D., Portfolio Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Strategies for a Successful Transition to Postdoc
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Moderator: Kelsey Jarrett, Ph.D. candidate (View Presentation, Login Required)
• Annita Achilleos, Ph.D., (Research Associate)
• Lisa Bouchier-Hayes, Ph.D., (Assistant Professor)
• Charles Y. Lin, Ph.D., (Assistant Professor)
• Nicolas L. Young, Ph.D., (Assistant Professor)

Applying to Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) Programs
Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Speaker: Laramie Lemon, Ph.D. candidate (View Presentation, Login Required) View Slides.

Perfecting Your Pitch: An Application Strategy Workshop for Biomedical Ph.D.s
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Speaker: Heather Dillon, The Jackson LaboratorySee more on our Employer Page.

CV/Resume Clinic with Industry Partners

Biotech-entrepreneurship: from bench to start-up
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 2 p.m.
Speaker: Christian Marin-Müller, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Speratum

Ph.D. and Then What? From the Research Bench to the Innovation Incubator
Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Speaker: Verena Kallhoff, Ph.D., MBA, Manager, Workspaces @ Texas Health CoLab View Slides.

Baylor Licensing Group Internship Program Info Session
Date: Friday, March 23, 2018
Speaker: Q. Andy Guo, Ph.D. (Licensing Manager & Director, BLG Internship Program) View slides. See more on our Employer Page.

Flagship Venture Labs Fellows Program – Info session
Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Speaker: Dr. George Voren, Flagship Pioneering

Defining your won path to success at the intersection of pharma, biotech & academia
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Lavery
*Co-sponsored with Jan and Duncan Neurological Research Institute

An Insider's View: Strategies for a Successful NIH Application
Date: Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Speaker: Amy Lossie Ph.D., Program Director at NIH

Career Development Seminar: Intellectual Property Law
Date: Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Speaker: Hitisha Zaveri, Ph.D., Intellectual Property specialist at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's




Making your manuscript competitive for a high-impact journal
Date: Monday, Dec. 11
Speaker: Nicole Neuman, Ph.D., Senior Editor, Reviews, Molecular Cell

Goalkeeper, cheerleader and referee: staying in the research game as a scientific editor
Date: Monday, Dec. 11
Speaker: Nicole Neuman, Ph.D., Senior Editor, Reviews, Molecular Cell

Baylor College of Medicine Career Symposium and Employer Fair
Location: Cullen Auditorium/Rayzor Lounge
See More on our Symposium Page

Academic Research and Teaching career panel discussion
Date: Thursday, July 20
* Gretchen Diehl, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine
* Isabelle Kusters, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, University of Houston – Clear Lake & Health Policy Scholar, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
* Donna Mendez, M.D., Associate Professor & Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston
* Mehmet Sen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biology & Biochemistry, University of Houston

Data Science and Analytics in the Private Sector
Date: Tuesday, July 18
Speaker: James Sokolowski, Ph.D., Tessella’s operations manager

Practical advice on entering research careers at foundations and other non-profits
Date: Wednesday, July 12
Speaker: Guy S. Eakin, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Scientific Strategy, Arthritis Foundation View Slides

Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Seminar
Date: Friday, June 30
Speaker: Barbara J. Natalizio, Ph.D., American Association for the Advancement of Science Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation
This session is co-sponsored with UT/MDA Graduate Career Development Office

Science Writing and Editing career panel discussion
Date: Thursday, June 15
* Julie Crider, Ph.D., Freelance Medical Writer/Editor (formerly Manager, Medical Communications and Scientific Publications at Alcon Laboratories)
* Ana Rodriguez, Ph.D., Science Writer, Baylor College of Medicine
This session is part of the monthly career development seminar series, a collaborative partnership between the Career Development Center, Graduate Student Council and Postdoctoral Association to showcase diverse careers in science.

Postdoc Job Search panel discussion
Date: Wednesday, May 23
* Thomas Cooper, M.D., S. Donald Greenberg and R. Clarence and Irene H. Fulbright Professor, Pathology and Immunology
* Choel Kim, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
* Silke Paust, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
* Christine Beck, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (K99 awardee), Molecular and Human Genetics

Life Science Space Research Possibilities for Young Scientists - hosted by the Center for Space Medicine
Date: Friday, May 19

Intellectual Property Career Panel
Date: Thursday, May 18
* Brian Nadin, Ph.D., Technology Transfer Manager, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, MD Anderson Cancer Center
* Melissa D. Schwaller, Ph.D. (BCM ‘00), JD, Partner, Ramey & Schwaller, LLP
* John Weatherspoon, Ph.D., JD, IP managing Attorney, BML LLC & Partner, VesaliuX
* William Yarbrough, JD, PharmD, Patent Attorney, Bibby, McWilliams & Kearney, PLLC

Industry R&D career panel discussion
Date: Thursday, April 20
* Sunandan Saha, Ph.D., Scientist – Product Discovery, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals
* Francesca Vitelli, Ph.D., Head, Process Development, Viral-based Therapeutics, Lonza

CV/resume session with industry professionals
Date: Wednesday, March 29

Product Support, Business Development & Sales career panel discussion
Date: Thursday, March 16
Guest speakers:
* Benjamin Bammes, Ph.D., Director of Applications, Marketing & Sales, Direct Electron
* Kelsey McCulley, Ph.D., Regional Business Development Manager & Field Applications Specialist, Nexcelom Bioscience
* Joseph Valdez, Ph.D., Field Applications Specialist, Natera
This session is part of the Career Development Seminar Series sponsored by Baylor’s Career Development Center, Graduate Student Council and Postdoctoral Association

Building your Data Science Portfolio and Resume
Date: Wednesday, March 8

Medical Student Poster Prep Sessions
Dates: Monday, Feb. 28, Tuesday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 7
The Career Development Center offered medical students presenting a poster at the J. K. Alexander Research Day the opportunity to polish their presentations skills.

Employer Meet & Greet w/ NALCO Champion
Date: Thursday, Jan. 26
Speaker: Baylor alum Vic Keasler, Ph.D., RD&E director at NALCO Champion

Medical Science Liaison Career Panel Discussion
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Guest speakers:
* Sandra Indiviglio, Ph.D., Medical Science Liaison, AstraZeneca
* Steven Ressler, Ph.D., Director, Scientific Affairs, The Binding Site, Inc
* Marya Chaney, Ph.D., Area Scientific Director (MSL), Novartis
This session is part of the Career Development Seminar Series sponsored by Baylor’s Career Development Center, Graduate Student Council and Postdoctoral Association

Careers in Industry: Proposal Manager (webinar)
Date: Monday, Jan. 9




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Phone: (713) 798-5043


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