Central Florida Careers in Science Symposium - June 21, 2013

2013 Central Florida Careers in Science Symposium

June 21, 2013
7:30am – 6:00pm ET
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona
Orlando, Florida

The 2013 Central Florida Careers in Science Symposium held at Sanford-Burnham’s Lake Nona campus will provide information through engaging panel discussions on various traditional and non-traditional scientific career options including academia, industry and biotech, science education, and technology transfer to postdoctoral fellows, research staff, and graduate students at Universities and Research Institutions throughout the state of Florida. The symposium will provide several opportunities to network with your scientific peers in central Florida and have a workshop on determining your career path. The program will feature Dr. Joan Lakoski from the University of Pittsburgh as our keynote speaker. Dr. Lakoski's research efforts focus on neuropharmacology of the aging process as well as mentoring in research.

Attendees will receive information that will assist them in making informed decisions regarding their future career path. In order to facilitate the afternoon sessions, attendees are asked to submit any specific questions they may currently have along with their registration form. Registration is free, but mandatory to achieve an accurate total of attendees for the breakfast, lunch, and evening reception.

Keynote Speaker

Joan Lakoski, Ph.D. Joan Lakoski, Ph.D.
Dr. Joan Lakoski will be joining us from the University of Pittsburgh as our keynote speaker. Dr. Lakoski has made significant research contributions to neuropharmacology of aging processes as well as a leader in research mentoring. Among her roles at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Lakoski is a Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a Professor in Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, and the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Science Education Outreach, Health Sciences.


7:30 - 8:45am


8:45 - 9:00am

Daniel Kelly, M.D.
Welcome to Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Rita Luther, Ph.D.
Opening remarks

9:00 - 10:00am

Joan Lakoski, Ph.D.
Presentation PDF

10:00 - 10:15am


10:15 - 12:00pm

Diane Klotz, Ph.D.
Finding Your Career Path
Presentation PDF

12:00 - 1:10pm


1:10 - 2:10pm

Session I: Careers in Industry and Biotech

2:10 - 3:10pm

Session II: Alternate Careers

3:10 - 4:00pm

Session III: Women in Science

4:00 - 4:10pm

Closing Remarks

4:10 - 6:00pm


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