The American Society for 

Reproductive Immunology 

Mentor-Trainee Lunch

This time will be dedicated for trainees, at any level, to participate in discussion around hot topics in career development in research. Several PIs at different career stages and with varied background will be there to stimulate discussion and answer any questions. Please see below for a list of potential topics of discussion. A formal survey will be sent to all registered trainee closer to the meeting for you to choose your topic of interest. If you have any other ideas for potential topics you would like to discuss, or any questions, please email Sylvie Girard.

  1. How to take my postdoc to the next level – a faculty position?
  2. Why is knowledge transfer important?
  3. How to deal with rejection in science / stress in academia
  4. Translating my basic science to clinical medicine – building strategic basic/clinical collaborations while protecting your own productivity.
  5. How to build my research team – transitioning from trainee to team lead and/or mentor?
  6. Difficult conversations in academia?

Mentors who will participate: Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Troy Ott, Ana Zenclussen, Vikki Abrahams, Jennifer Gilner, Kevin Theis, Indira Mysorekar, Sylvie Girard and others!


Tickets are $20 per person in advance only (no onsite sales)

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