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At our first meeting on September 11th, CBI trainees and participants heard from Dr. Rebecca Williams, director of the BRC Imaging Facility. Dr. Williams explained how fluorescence microscopy can be used to aid research and shared information about other types of imaging, such as whole animal imaging!


On September 25th, former trainee Lauren Genova and Susi Varvayanis from Careers Beyond Academia/BEST ( shared with us how to find internships as a graduate student and explore diverse career options! Lauren discussed her recent CBI internship in the field of science education and Susi gave us tips on when/how to start looking for jobs, whether completing a post doc is necessary, and how to make ourselves more hireable. Additionally, Susi discussed the resources of Careers Beyond Academia/BEST where “participants develop transferrable skills while learning about a variety of careers, including those in industry, non-profits, government, communication, policy, consulting, regulatory affairs, and more.”


On October 9th, Dr. Mariena Ramos, CryoEM research support specialist at Cornell’s CCMR, shared with us the different types of electron microscopes available at Cornell and how they can be utilized to get information about protein structure!


On October 23rd, Dr. Bruce Lewenstein, Professor of Science Communication at Cornell, shared what science communication entails and how we can improve communication of science to the public!


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