Ethanol derived acetate modifies brain epigenetic landscape

Derek Sung: @immunofluorescence

Faculty Spotlight: Cesar de la Fuente

Regenerating the lung: harnessing the untapped potential of AT2 cells

Where are they now – Theonie Anastassiadis

Faculty Spotlight: Will Bailis

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May 28, 2018

Finding the right career can be a difficult and often times stressful decision for PhD students, especially given the relative lack of resources and mentoring for those wanting to pursue careers outside of academia. The Penn Pathfinders program addresses this issue by guiding doctoral students to make informed decisions about career paths in the biomedical sciences. The program helps students thoroughly evaluate their career options, and provides a platform to explore how their passions, skills and values align with careers in academia, non-academic settings, entrepreneurship, and teaching.

The Penn Pathfinders program is a brainchild of Dr. Susan Marguli...

November 7, 2016

Astronomer Carl Sagan once said, “Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact.” Recently, I had the opportunity to converse with one such natural-born scientist, Steve Santoro. Steve graduated with his Ph.D. from the Gene Therapy and Vaccine (GTV) program in 2014. He spent six years at Penn in Dr. George Coukos’s lab, researching the interaction of chimeric antigen receptor bearing T (CAR T) cells with tumor vasculature.

Steve recalls being drawn to science from a very young age. “I remember watching National Geographic videos on biol...

August 23, 2016

There is a noticeable trend in recent times of science graduates pursuing alternative careers in science, to an extent where one might question ascribing the term “alternative” to these career paths. It was thus a rejuvenating experience to chat with Jessica Bryant, who followed her love for scientific research by pursuing the “traditional” career path of a post-doctoral researcher in academia. Jessica was a former GGR student in Dr. Shelley Berger’s lab. She graduated with her Ph.D. in 2014, after which she began a post-doctoral fellowship at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France.

Jessica has harbored dreams of having her own lab and pursuing her own sci...

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