MCB 295 is a career and professional development seminar series for life science PhDs organized by students in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Each weekly session features a panel of speakers from a variety of careers who share their post-PhD paths. In addition, we host workshops on topics in career development, including networking, resume building, interview techniques, and negotiation skills. To receive weekly updates about our events, sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of the page. We meet every Monday evening in the spring semester between 6:00-7:30pm in Barker 101 on the UC Berkeley campus. Our full schedule can be found here. Everyone is welcome to our seminars, but we ask that UC Berkeley students register for the course on CalCentral so that we can maintain an official headcount (and have leverage when asking for funding!) - use the CCN 27757, and choose the S/U option.

Course Organizers: Spring 2018

MJMadeleine Jensen
  is a fifth-year MCB graduate student in Susan Marqusee’s lab, where she studies how the ribosome modulates protein folding. Passionate about teaching and STEM curriculum development, she is on the course design team for Public Engagement in Science (MCB 15), teaches kindergarteners through Bay Area Scientists in Schools (BASIS), and is working toward a teaching certificate with the GSI Teaching and Resource Center. Madeleine has also been an active member of the MCB Graduate Student Organization and MCB Grad Network, and is looking forward to exploring career paths with you in MCB 295.




Kelsey Van Dalfsen is a 5th year MCB PhD student in the Brar Lab, and studies the unfolded protein response in yeast. Throughout her graduate career she has been involved in the MCB Graduate Student Organization, the NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program, and science outreach programs such as Be A Scientist and Bay Area Scientists in Schools. Kelsey is passionate about science education and outreach, and is excited to help facilitate panels on a wide range of exciting careers for MCB 295 this spring. 



MCB 295 would not be possible without funding from these generous sponsors. If you're interested in helping the next generation of graduate students find their places in life, we would love to hear from you! We accept donations in money, food, as well as other forms of moral support.