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Oct 06, 2014
5:00 PM
Thesis Workshop Part 2 (Required): Proper reference citation; how to avoid plagiarism and other questionable writing practices; using the NIH guide to ethical writing
Ms. Karen Sorenson
Forchheimer Medical Science Building 5th floor lecture hall

 

Oct 07, 2014
5:00 PM
Getting the most out of your postdoc experience
Keith Micoli, Ph.D.
Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd floor lecture hall

Thesis Defense Seminars

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
12:00 PM

Chemoenzymatic synthesis and application of carbohydrates
Dr. Gianluigi Veglia

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Koenraad Van Doorslaer

Koenraad Van Doorslaer is a Visiting Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. He conducted his PhD research in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Burk. 

Why I Chose Einstein  

My P.I. in Belgium got his Ph.D. at Einstein, actually in the same lab I worked in. So I knew that the school was good.

What’s Exciting About My Research at the Moment  

There’s a certain drug that appears to block the infection of HIV in women. With a [viral] subculture in mice the drug works beautifully, but when you take it to clinical trials in humans, it doesn’t work. Apparently seminal fluid alters the drug. My lab jumped in and showed how it works for HPV (human papilloma virus), too, and then we tried to figure out what it is in seminal fluid that interferes with the drug.

Best Thing About Being a Student at Einstein  

The community of support. My relationship with my mentor was very important to me. I had a full [faculty] advising committee that I could contact whenever I had a need. And every Friday, we had a schoolwide "happy hour". I could talk outside the lab with postdocs and faculty about how they went from graduating to postdoc to getting a lab. They gave me their best advice on how to get there.

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