How to Design a Drug: Insights into Drug Discovery

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Today we are joined by Sarah Dykstra, PhD, who worked in the early drug discovery group at Amgen. Many of our postdocs and PhD students will end up in R&D, so its a great opportunity to learn about your potential future career.

Big thank you to Thermo Fisher Scientific for sponsoring this seminar! Remember that if you need any support from Thermo Fisher, feel free to reach out to our Account Manager, Adam!

Here are some insights from the seminar on the drug discovery pipeline:
(A copy of the slides can be found at the end of the post!).

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How to Develop a Great Research Idea

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We were joined by David R. Walt, PhD, the Robinson Professor of Chemistry and HHMI investigator on how to develop your next big scientific idea for success in Academia and Industry. Here are a few highlights from the talk:

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Science Pint Night

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The Tufts Postdoctoral Association in collaboration with the MGH Postdoctoral Association present:


Part of the Cambridge Science Festival!


Love Science?
Like drinking?
Why not do both?

Come to Science Pint Night!

Experience four minute flash talks from researchers on awesome topics like the latest advances in CRISPR, how breast cancer is like many different gremlins and the mad science of joining two living things together!

When: 21st April 2016: 6:30-8pm

Where: Rattlesnake Bar and Grill: 384 Bolyston St, Boston MA.

All attendees must be 21+.

Free appetizers, cash bar!


Our judges are:

  • Liz Kong, PhD – Manager of the Hall of Human Life at the Museum of Science
  • Mike Mattoni, PhD – Patent Agent at Lathrop and Gage, LLC
  • Lauren Celano – Co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers

Feel free to share our poster with your workplaces, family & friends (pdf): Pint_of_science_V2


VersatilePhD Seminar on March 16th

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WebEx login info below!

March 2016 Posters

Versatile PhD Seminar
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
4:30 pm | Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) | 2 hrs

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739 371 167
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