Come learn about graduate programs!
Our panelists include:
- Professor Gian Garriga, Professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Development Gian Garriga has been a professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Development at UC Berkeley for 25 years, before which he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the St. Louis University School of Medicine, and the University of Notre Dame. Currently, he performs research focusing on the development of the nervous system using the Caenorhabditis elegans model; in the last 10 years alone, he has acquired over 10 publications about his work on asymmetric cell division, cell migration, axonal pathfinding, and their contributions to the connectivity of the nervous system. As an educator, he has taught Biology 1AL (General Biology Laboratory), MCB 104 (Genetics, Genomics, and Cell Development), and MCB 140 (General Genetics), among other classes at UC Berkeley.
- Jack Hsi, 2nd year MCB Grad Student Jack Hsi is a 2nd year MCB graduate student at UC Berkeley, having received his bachelor's degree in biological sciences at UC Irvine. He is currently working towards his PhD in the Bilder Lab at UC Berkeley, and has co-authored several papers on hair follicle regeneration in his time with the Plikus lab in UC Irvine.
- Mark Jenkinson, Head of Grad Office Mark Jenkinson is the Director of Student Services for the MCB Graduate Program at UC Berkeley, and previously worked at the Queen Mary, University of London and the EECS advisor program. His current position requires him to manage the Graduate Advising Office’s operations, and includes the responsibilities of graduate advising, admissions, recruitment, funding, training grants, teaching assignments, and conflict resolution.
- Samantha Fernandex, MCB Grad Student Samantha Fernandez is an MCB graduate student at UC Berkeley, and is currently a Graduate Student Instructor for MCB 102 (Survey of the Principles of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology). Currently, she works in the Ingolia Lab, which studies the translational control of gene expression in the cell in order to better understand it as a regulatory process in the living cell.
- Vignesh Kasinath, Postdoc Vignesh Kasinath is currently a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley, having obtained a degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania. For his research in protein conformational entropy through NMR measurements, he has been published numerous times, and is currently working with Professor Eva Nogales on studying macromolecular assemblies through cryo-electron microscopy.
- Simon Pöpsel, Postdoc Simon Poepsel is a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley working with Professor Eva Nogales on her research with macromolecular assemblies. He is a PhD with expertise in Structural Biology, Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology, and has published several articles on the structures and functions of proteases.
When: February 16th, 7-9 PM Where: 2063 VLSB