Postdoc Talks: A New “How to” Training Series

The HSLS Molecular Biology Information Service (MBIS) and the Center for Postdoctoral Affairs in the Health Sciences are pleased to announce a new workshop series taught by postdoctoral associates at the University of Pittsburgh.

The inaugural series features six postdoctoral instructors from the Departments of Neurobiology, Cell Biology, Urology, and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. Workshops will be held in Falk Library, Classroom 2.

Schedule of upcoming workshops:

Monday, September 9, 10:30 a.m.-noon  

Teresa Liu will present, “DNA/RNA Immunoprecipitation and Next Generation Sequencing.”

Tuesday, September 17, 1-2:30 p.m.                   

Tejas Tirodkar will present, “How to Process Histology Images in Photoshop—the Basics.”

Tuesday, October 1, 3-4:30 p.m.              

Lisa Gurski will present, “Choosing the Best 3D Matrix for Your Cell Culture Needs.”

Thursday, October 10, noon-1:30 p.m.           

Emily Wickline will present, “How to Prepare a CV (Graduate Students and Postdocs).”

Thursday, October 17, 10-11:30 a.m.                    

Ethan Block will present, “Adding Mechanistic Insight through Signal Transduction Research.”

If you are a postdoc interested in teaching a “how to” workshop during the next series, please contact Carrie Iwema by e-mail at The MBIS works with postdocs to create a workshop that is both a positive teaching experience and instructive to attendees. All postdoc instructors receive feedback and a letter of acknowledgement. Participating postdocs acquire valuable instructional experience while providing a service to our health sciences community.

~ Carrie Iwema