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Finding Mentors and Building Networks

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Academic Careers; Teaching/Mentoring; Networking Opportunities

Apr 16, 2018

Speaker(s): Michael Gottesman Susan Gottesman
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students.

Are you starting your research career and wondering what it takes to succeed in graduate school? Are you in the midst of your research and wondering what the next steps are? Or are you curious about how principal investigators went through graduate school and started their careers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the "Finding Mentors and Building Networks" may be the perfect opportunity for you to listen to and engage with two outstanding principal investigators. Here's what you need to know...

The next "Finding Mentors and Building Networks" event will be held on Monday, April 16 from 12-1pm in the Graduate Student Lounge (Bldg 10, Rm 1N263), featuring Dr. Susan Gottesman (NCI) and Dr. Michael Gottesman (NCI). This event provides graduate students with the opportunity to develop mentoring relationships and to discuss success in graduate school and beyond. This event is styled as a discussion group, with additional questions provided by a moderator. We welcome all graduate students (first-time and returning) to attend this event.

We look forward to seeing you at this event; please register here. Please contact Albert Sek at with any questions.

About the speakers:
Dr. Susan Gottesman is an NIH Distinguished Investigator in the Biochemical Genetics Section of the National Cancer Institute and co-chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Dr. Susan Gottesman's research is focused on posttranscriptional mechanisms of regulation in bacteria. Dr. Susan Gottesman received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from Harvard University and completed her postdoctoral training at the NIH. Dr. Susan Gottesman joined the NIH as a senior investigator in 1976, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1999.

Dr. Michael Gottesman is chief of the Laboratory of Cell Biology (CCR/NCI) and Deputy Director of Intramural Research at NIH. Dr. Michael Gottesman's research is focused on multidrug transporters in cancer cells. Dr. Michael Gottesman received his M.D. from Harvard University Medical School and completed postdoctoral training at the NIH. Dr. Michael Gottesman joined the NIH in 1976, and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2003.