Academia

Finding Success in your Postdoc with Derrick Morton, PhD

Postdoctoral training prepares newly minted PhD or MD researchers for careers in academia, industry, and other scientific professions by honing their research skills. Selecting the right lab or mentor can set you up for success. ASHG spoke with 2019-2021 HGSI Scholar Derrick Morton, PhD about his postdoctoral experience at Emory University as an IRACDA fellow.... Read More

HGSI Scholar Athena Starlard-Davenport, PhD Shares R01 Success Tips

Athena Starlard-Davenport, PhD is one of the eight inaugural HGSI scholars for 2019-2021. She is an assistant professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), where she studies globin gene regulation in sickle cell disease, breast cancer genetics, and cancer disparities. Dr. Starlard-Davenport recently received her first R01 independent... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs Administrator

Careers in Genetics: Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs Administrator

Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs Administrators work for academic institutions or non-academic organizations that employ graduate students or postdocs, usually within a particular college or department. They are responsible for creating and implementing professional development programs that strengthen trainees’ (undergraduate/graduate students or individuals completing post-baccalaureate training) scientific and career skills. Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs Administrators foster... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Community College Professor

Careers in Genetics: Community College Professor

Community College Professors focus primarily on teaching and typically have a heavy course load at two-year institutions offering associate’s degrees. Community college is a bridge for many students between high school and a four-year institution, so community college faculty are responsible for preparing their students to either complete Associate’s degrees or transfer into a Bachelor’s... Read More

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