The Petri Dish featuring Dr. Thi Nguyen

Thi Nguyen, PhD is a neuroscientist, virtual learning consultant, and career coach. She creates supportive and inclusive learning environments for students. She teaches about strategic career planning, storytelling, and presenting your professional self authentically. She has worked with professionals across corporate and non-profit spaces in the Bay Area, Boston, and now St. Louis. She has […]

The Petri Dish featuring Dr. Erin Clark

This week we were joined by Dr. Erin Clark, Senior Scientist. Dr. Clark graduated from UT Austin with a BS in Biology and a BS in Biochemistry. She received her PhD from Harvard University and did her postdoc work at Brandeis University. While she was earning her degrees and working as a postdoc she taught […]

The Petri Dish featuring Dr. Kelly Diggs-Andrews

Dr. Kelly Diggs-Andrews, PhD is the founder and CEO of Diggs-Andrews Consulting, LLC, a consulting and media company whose goal is to broaden accessibility to science careers through science outreach, diversity training, and professional development. She is also a Master Facilitator with the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and a Certified Trainer with the Center […]

The Petri Dish featuring Dr. Kathleen Chaffee

We brought in Dr. Kathleen Chaffee from WashU’s Office of Technology Management (OTM) to speak with us about her path from science to patent law. Dr. Chaffee has a PhD in Chemistry, did a postdoc at WashU in imaging, then switched gears and joined Dentons Law, finally landing at OTM. She has been practicing Patent […]

The Petri Dish featuring Dr. PJ Buske

On May 8th we had WashU Alum, Dr. PJ Buske. Dr. Buske graduated from the (now) Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology program in 2013, then did his postdoc in the lab of Dyche Mullins at UCSF, both times working on bacterial cell biology. In 2017, he transitioned to industry and joined the Bioanalytical group as […]

The Petri Dish featuring Dr. Michelle DeLair

This week The Petri Dish brought on Dr. Michelle DeLair, Assistant Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Development at the WashU Career Center. Dr. DeLair (mdelair @ specializes in working with graduate students and postdocs at any stage of their career. She helps explore career options, fine tune interview skills, and specializes in written […]