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The Petri Dish featuring Dr. Kelly Diggs-Andrews

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

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 […]
SAC Elections for 2020-2021 are underway!

SAC Elections for 2020-2021 are underway!

The Student Advisory Committee Elections for 2020-2021 are underway and we hope you will consider joining us in our commitment to bettering the lives of DBBS graduate students. Applicants can submit their info using this short, 3-question form. Deadline to submit is June 5th, with voting open from June 8th-15th. We have 4 open Committee […]
The Petri Dish featuring Dr. PJ Buske

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

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 @ wustl.edu) 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 […]
Taxes for US Citizen and Foreign Permanent Resident Students

Taxes for US Citizen and Foreign Permanent Resident Students

DISCLAIMER: We are not tax experts and cannot be found liable for taxes filed incorrectly. We are excited to share the Tax guide for US Citizen and Foreign Permanent Resident Students (IRS defined: US Citizens, US persons, and US Resident Aliens). In it you’ll find examples of how to calculate estimated taxes for Federal and […]
The Petri Dish featuring Dr. Petra Levin

The Petri Dish featuring Dr. Petra Levin

This week on The Petri Dish we caught up with Dr. Petra Levin, Co-Director of Plant and Microbial Biosciences here at WashU. Not only is she an experienced mentor and scientist, but she is also an innovator of education, working to generate graduate student courses which seamlessly bleed into the graduate skill building. I invited […]
The Petri Dish

The Petri Dish

Sign up for our Weekly Mailing list! The Petri Dish is a weekly chat-session hosted by DBBS SAC members. This informal chat allows for social interaction in a time of social distancing and brings in guests who can help us continue to be productive (or just survive) during our lab-free lives. We send out weekly […]

Managing Coronavirus Stress

We know this is a stressful time, with constant changes to our day-to-day lives and disruptions to our science. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a short list of resources focusing on wellness, health, and scientific progress. Mental health and Meditation Have anxiety about Coronavirus? Check out this article in SELF (https://www.self.com/story/coronavirus-anxiety) suggested by our […]

Mentored Teaching Experience (MTE) Panel – March 9, 2020

The Future Educators hosted a Mentored Teaching Experience (MTE) panel for first-year graduate students to answer questions about the required MTE. Click here to download the slides from the MTE panel 2020-03-09. Below you'll also see some other takeaways. If you want the best chance of getting your top class pick then email the coursemaster […]
Tax Infographic

Tax Infographic

We're not really graphic designers (some of us have a bit of experience), but we are grad students. So with that knowledge, please enjoy our tax infographic for how to file taxes for US Citizens. International students should look for help from the Office of International Students and Scholars, who have teamed up with The Law […]