Register for MCB 295 2021 with course #: (coming soon)
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 5:00- 6:00 pm on Zoom (previously, meetings occured on campus in Barker 101). 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 (coming soon), and choose the S/U option.
Course Organizers: Spring 2019
Chris Hoel is a 4th year MCB PhD student in Steve Brohawn's lab, where he studies mechanosensitive ion channel structure and function involved in hearing.
Maiko Kitaoka is a 4th year MCB PhD student in Rebecca Heald's lab, studying mechanisms of chromosome mis-segregation using various Xenopus frog species. She also co-organizes Student Evening Research Presentations (SERPs) for her class, is passionate about preprints, and writes for various science outlets, such as preLights and the Berkeley Science Review. Check out her personal website and blog to learn more!
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.