School of Biological Sciences welcomes Dr. Jacqueline Stevens, Professor and Claude B. Pennington, Jr. Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research, Pennington Biomedical Research Center. She will talk about her career path to becoming the director of the Adipocyte Biology lab at Pennington Biomedical. She will also talk about different types of students and staff that make up her laboratory. She will also talk briefly about two of her current NIH Funded research projects. She will talk about STAT5, a transcription factor involved in adipose tissue development and she will talk about botanicals that being investigated for the treatment of metabolic diseases.
Dr. Miriam Goldstein, Director of Ocean Policy at the Center for American Progress shares her own path into advocacy and public policy, discusses current initiatives in Ocean Policy, and discusses ways for students to find careers in government, public engagement, and policy.
Randy Wilson, Leader of the Migratory Bird and Science Applications Station in the Migratory Bird Field Office at USFWS shares information about on-going projects to track and study migratory birds and talks with students about career paths and internship opportunities.
Dr. Freya Rowland, a Donnelley Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, will discuss her ongoing research in ecosystems.
Dr. Tom Anderson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Appalachian State
Content developers and topic experts from Discovery will discuss opportunities in scientific community and education.