Career Seminars

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2.28.11 Careers in Science Writing Audio file
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  • Chelsey Goins, Ph.D., Clinical Program Manager, prIME Oncology
  • Teresa Pena, Ph.D., Associate Director, Scientific Exchange, UCB Pharma, Inc.


1.24.11 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Audio file

  • Rebecca Rosen, Ph.D., Health Policy Science Analyst
  • Sara Dodson, Ph.D., Office of Autism Research Coordination

12.6.10 Careers in Entertainment Audio file
[Blog Link]

  • Jovana J. Grbic, Ph.D., Editor/Creative Director
  • Kevin Grazier, Ph.D., Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist/SyFy Channel science advisor

11.22.10 St. Jude's Post Docs Audio file

  • Dr. Linda Harris, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • Daniel Baker, Emerging Leaders Network representative

5.24.10 Careers in Biotech: Local Biotechnology Audio file Intro
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  • John W. Sharkey, Ph.D., Shionogi Pharma, Inc., Executive VP, Business Development
  • Joseph M. Patti, Ph.D., Co-founder Inhibitex Inc., Sr. Vice President of Preclinical Development and Chief Scientific Officer

4.26.10 Careers in Industry: Small vs. Big Pharma Audio file
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  • Elyse Katz, Ph.D., Pfizer, Alzheimer’s Disease Lead, Molecular Medicine (Emory Neuroscience Program Alumna)
  • Richard Timmer, Ph.D., CEO & President of AIM Therapeutics Inc., CSO of BioQuest Innovations Inc.

3.22.10 Government Research Labs: Careers at the NIH & CDC Audio file

  • David Lovinger, Ph.D., Laboratory Chief of National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health
  • Stephan S. Monroe, Ph.D., Director of Division of Viral & Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2.22.10 Choosing a Mentor Audio file

  • Keith Wilkinson, Ph.D., Director of GDBBS
  • Panel for Choosing a Mentor (Andy Kowalczyk, Ph.D., Lynn Huynn, Ph.D. candidate in Genetics, & Marina Wheeler, Ph.D. candidate in Psychology/Neuroscience)

12.14.09 Careers in Laboratory Medicine & TL1 NIH Predoctoral Clinical/Translational Scientist Training Program Audio file

  • Corrine R. Fantz, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB and Ross J. Molinaro, MLS(ASCP), Ph.D., DABCC, FACB
  • Thomas R. Ziegler, M.D., Professor of Medicine (email:

11.23.09 Careers in Public Policy Audio file

  • Stacie Probst, Ph.D., Vice-president of Policy and Outreach for Research! America (email:

4.20.09 Clinical Research Associate and Medical Liaison Careers Audio file

  • Kelly Philpot, Ph.D., Clinical Research Associate (email:
  • Melinda Welch, Ph.D., Medical Liaison (email:

3.30.09 Medical and Journal Editing Careers Audio file

  • Nancy Taylor, Ph.D., Medical Editor
  • Jeremy M. Boss, Ph.D. Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology; Deputy Editor

3.16.09 Careers in Medical Writing Audio file


  • Erin Goldman, Ph.D. Freelance science writer and editor, Member of the American Medical Writers Association, and the National Association of Science Writers.

2.23.09 Career Center and Graduate School survey resultsAudio file 1Audio file 2

  • Charles N. Collier, M.Sc., Associate Director of the Career Counseling Center at Emory University.
  • Carolyn Drews-Botsch, Ph.D./M.P.H., Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Dean of the Graduate School.

1.28.09 Careers in Pharmaceutical Research Audio file

  • Pam Tannenbaum, Ph.D. Research Associate from Merck
  • Dennis Choi, Ph.D. Emory Neuroscience Initiative

12.9.08 Careers in Public Policy Audio file

  • Mike Allred, Ph.D. from CDC
  • Marlin Gottschalk, Ph.D. from EPD

10.27.08 - Looking Beyond the University: Careers in Teaching.

  • Karen Schmeichel, Oglethorpe University, Natural Sciences Division
  • Arri Eisen, Emory University, Dept of of Biology
  • Teaching Opportunity Panel (Jordon Rose, Prism; Leah Anderson-Roesch, Emory College; Jennifer Holtzman, FIRST Fellow)

9.22.08 - Choosing a Mentor Audio file

  • Keith Wilkinson, PhD. Director, GDBBS & Prof, Biochemistry
  • Mary Delong, PhD. Assistant Dean, Director Office of Postdoctoral Education.

05.19.08 - Have you ever wanted to be recruited for a job? Well, here's your chance! Audio file

  • Jahari Soward, Scientific Recruiter for Kelly Scientific Resources

04.28.08 - What to look for when searching for a postdoctoral fellowship; a perspective from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Audio file [Slides]

  • Linda C. Harris, Ph.D.,  Associate Member and Associate Director of Academic Programs, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.

03.18.08 - Careers in Public Health Labs: Panelists from the Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Audio file 1 and Audio file 2

  • Michael Woods, Ph.D., EID Research Fellow
  • Brandon Leader, Ph.D., EID Research Fellow
  • Sandra Tallent, Ph.D., EID Research Fellow
  • Julie Kase, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Bioterrorism and Emerging Pathogens Unit
  • Troy Querec, Ph.D., EID Research Fellow [Slides1] [Slides2]
  • Tom Gahan, B.S., MT, SEnior Staff Scientist, Serology/Viral [Slides]

02.25.08 - Focus on internships Audio file

  • Eric Missildine, ELN internship coordinator
  • Cliff Michaels, Emory alum at the Office of Technology Transfer
  • Jill Harley-Dunham, student intern with Georgia Dept. of Economic Development
  • Chad Kitchen, student intern at a patent analytics group

01.29.08 - Dual degree opportunity: MSCR/PhD for Graduate Students in the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute [Announcement] Audio file!

  • Thomas R. Ziegler, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology);
    Associate Program Director, Emory GCRC; Co-Director, Emory K12 Program
  • Dr. Keith Wilkinson, GDBBS Director & Professor of Biochemistry.

10.22.07 - Mentor Selection Workshop: Strategies for identifying doctoral and post-doctoral advisors

  • Dr. Keith Wilkinson, GDBBS Director & Professor of Biochemistry. Dissertation Advisors: Why do I need one? How do I get one? [Slides]
  • Dr. Mary DeLong, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Education & Assistant Dean, Emory School of Medicine. Quality Postdoc Positions: How to Find One. [Slides]
  • Panel Discussion with:
    • Dr. Jeremy Boss, GMB Director & Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
    • Dr. David Lynn, BCDB, MMG Programs & Chair and Professor of Chemistry.
    • Dr. Eddie Morgan, MSP Director & Professor of Pharmacology.

10.08.07 - Careers in Science Journalism Audio file


07.23.07 - Careers in Policy and Regulatory Processes   Audio file!


05.14.07 Part 2 - Careers in Teaching

04.30.07 Part 1 - Teaching Opportunities @ Emory




  • Brad Guild, Ph.D. Norvartis Institute for Biomedical Research.


09.25.06 Audio file

08.24.06 Audio file!

  • Kim Kamdar, Ph.D. Venture Capitalist, Domain Associates & Founder of Aryzun Pharmaceuticals

06.26.06 Audio file!

05.22.06 CDC Careers Audio file

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03.27.06 Audio file