September 21, 2016
Postdoc Appreciation Week Event
Matthew Scott, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science, will give a talk titled "How to Give a Good Talk: Finding and Keeping a Job" at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, for our postdoctoral fellows and associates as part of Carnegie's Postdoc Appreciation Week events.
The National Postdoctoral Association holds National Postdoc Appreciation Week each year to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. This year, the celebratory week will be held September 19-23, 2016.
Scott received his Ph.D. in biology from the Massachusettes Institute of Technology in 1980. He moved to Indiana University for his postdoctoral work as a Helen Hay Whitney fellow with Profs. Thomas Kaufman and Barry Polisky. After setting up his own lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Dr. Scott came to Stanford in 1990 to join the newly formed Department of Developmental Biology, and the Department of Genetics. His research focused on genes that control development, and how damage to these genes leads to birth defects, cancer, and neurodegeneration. He discovered the “homeobox,” an evolutionarily conserved component of many genes that control development. His lab group discovered the genetic basis of the most common human cancer, basal cell carcinoma, and of the most common childhood malignant brain tumor, medulloblastoma. He served as Associate Chair and Chair of the Department of Developmental Biology for a total of six years. He chaired the multidisciplinary Bio-X program at Stanford from 2001-2007. He is presently Co-chair of the Center for Children’s Brain Tumors. He has been recognized by election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine, and served as President of the Society for Developmental Biology. His awards include the Passano Award (1990), the Conklin Medal of the Society for Developmental Biology (2004), and the Pasarow Award in Cancer Research (2013).
This talk is open to Carnegie Science postdocs only.
September 15, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Nader Haghighipour, an astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii, will give a talk titled "Kepler's discovery of worlds with multiple suns" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part DTM's Weekly Seminar Series.
Haghighipour received his Ph.D. in physics and planetary dynamics from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1999. His research interests include Solar System dynamics and formation theory, as well as extrasolar planets theory and observation.
Coffee, tea, and a continental breakfast will be served before the lecture at 10:30 a.m.