Crossroad activities are organized by a volunteer committee of postdoctoral and student representatives and include career development events and other activities on campus.

Program for 2014

Jan 16, 2014

Industry Career Focused Workshop

Speakers: Tom Vasicek, CSO of PanGenX; Tom Vogt, Distinguished Scientist (retired), Merck Research Laboratories and Teresa Lavoie, Principal in the Boston and Twin Cities offices of Fish & Richardson

Feb 13, 2014

Professional Development Day

Susan Zusman, Ph.D.; President and Founder, Genetic Services Inc. “From Academia to Industry: Enjoying the Ride” 

Alex Szidon Ph.D.; Director, Operational Alliances Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research; “A perspective on careers at the interface between science and business” 

Kimberly S. Bland, Ph.D.; Pharma/Biotech Consultant; "Making the Jump: Life Science in the Private Sector"

Kristen Hurov, Ph.D.; Investigator II at Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research, Inc., Lab Head, Oncology;My path to a career in Oncology drug discovery"

Christopher C. Adams, Ph.D.; Associate Director of Product Management, Ion Torrent Business Unit at Life Technologies Corporation; “Navigating a Course to a Successful Career in Science”

Joseph P. Hendrick, Ph.D.; Executive Director of Assay Development of Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc.; "Drug Discovery in Big and Little Pharma"

May 14, 2014

Jeremy Nance; NYU School of Medicine

May 19-20, 2014

Young Investigator Research Days

Speakers:  Brad Cairns; HHMI, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah and Denise Montell; Duggan Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of California