Citing a need to promote scientific input from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, Beckman Research Institute launches the Postdoc & Graduate Student Research Forum this week.
|Nicholas Pannunzio, right, discusses his research with Selma Masri, center, and Daniel Tamae. (Photo by Thomas Brown)|
The monthly meeting provides City of Hope’s junior scientists opportunities to present and discuss their research projects.
In an e-mail announcing the event, Richard Jove, Ph.D., director of Beckman Research Institute, stated that postdoctoral fellows and graduate students at City of Hope are key contributors to research “and have a unique perspective on the scientific problems they investigate.” The forum will help them convey their ideas to a broad audience of City of Hope researchers, the message explained.
Each forum comprises two 25-minute presentations — one from a graduate student and one from a postdoctoral fellow — each followed by five-minute discussion periods.
The first event, slated for Nov. 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Cooper Auditorium, features David Finger, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Cancer Biology’s Division of Radiation Biology, and Nick Pannunzio, student in the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences.
Finger and Pannunzio will give presentations on their individual research studies, which focus on the DNA repair enzymes Rad2 and Rad59, respectively.
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in presenting their projects at future forums may contact Katrin Johnson at ext. 60151 or via e-mail at email@example.com.