Webinar on Industry Careers & Postdocs

Friday, December 2, 2016

1:00-3:00pm EDT

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An Interactive Webinar

The BEST Program is teaming up with Novartis for a webinar

There will be time to Q&A.

Open to all 17 NIH BEST Consortium participants. Limited to the first 100 participants. 


Leslie Pond is head of the Postdoctoral Program and a member of the Academic Relations team at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, where she supports the postdoc program community and is responsible for program operations across multiple locations. She is passionate about contributing to the development of the next generation of scientists with respect to both scientific and relational skills. She received her PhD in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a postdoctoral fellow at The Scripps Research Institute, California and the University of Dundee, Scotland. She then joined Cell Press as a Senior Editor for the journals Cell and Molecular Cell. Prior to joining NIBR in 2006, she was a Scientific Editor at Virtual Text/Jones and Bartlett Publishers, where she was part of a team that developed online textbooks and the cell biology textbook CELLS.

Catherine Sabatos-Peyton, PhD is a mentor in the Novartis Immuno-Oncology department. Read more about her research on her mentor profile

Huayang Liu, PhD is a postdoc in the Novartis Oncology department. After graduating from Tsinghua University in Beijing with a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology, he completed his Ph.D. at Ohio State University and joined Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in 2015. Liu’s graduate work focused on understanding how cell proliferation and tissue homeostasis are controlled by both cell-intrinsic signaling pathways and stromal networks in the tumor microenvironment. At NIBR, his efforts focus on exploring genetic and pharmacological vulnerabilities of cancer and mechanisms of therapeutic resistance.

Susi Varvayanis is the Senior Director of the Cornell University BEST Program. She will serve as the moderator for the webinar.


About the NIBR Postdoctoral Program

Postdocs in the NIBR program typically work within the following research themes:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Sciences
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurobiology
  • Pathways Biology
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Structural Biology

Read more about the NIBR Postdoctoral Program.