Meta School

The CPCB MetaSchool is Professional Development Series that provides additional enrichment opportunities to complement the excellent didactic and research training that our students receive.  This series as a way to help prepare our students for future success in their academic careers.  The MetaSchool touches on topics such as: big picture trends in comp bio, working in industry, being a professor, non-traditional science careers, and general advice and practice on how to prepare oneself in the pursuit of their career.  The CPCB Meta School is designed to give our students a head start as they begin to compete for postdoctoral positions and fellowships, research support, faculty positions, and jobs in industry and other sectors.

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October 2016

The CPCB MetaSchool warmly welcomes back Dr. Keith Callenberg for an encore performance of the critically-acclaimed retelling of his life story. Join Keith as he recounts his journey through graduate school, his stint in industry, and his current gainful employment at UPMC.

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Meta School Archive

Feb 2014

Programming your future:  Big-picture trends in computational biology, Part I.

Special Panel: Chakra Chennubhotla, Jim Faeder, Carl Kingsford, Russell Schwartz, and Dan Zuckerman

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March 2014

Programming your future:  Big-picture trends in computational biology, Part II.

Special Panel:  Ziv Bar-Joseph, Carlos Camacho, Chris Langmead, Joel McManus, Bob Murphy, and Gustavo Rohde,

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Sept 2014

How to prepare yourself for success in graduate school and beyond –or– How to avoid saying, “I wish I had done that during graduate school…”

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Oct 2014

Careers outside of the ivory tower.  Guest Speakers: CPCB Alumni, Dr. Keith Callenberg and Dr. Jacob Joseph

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Dec 2014

Starting your own company.  Guest Speaker: CPCB Alumnus, Dr. Joshua Kangas

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Feb 2015

Resume and CV Workshop

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March 2015

Teacher Extraordinaire, Dr. Matthew Fagerburg

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September, 18 2015

“Careers in Data Science”

Come join us from 3:30 – 4:40 pm in GHC 4405 to see a AAAS Webinar on careers in data science. (Flyer)

Slides – Holtz ; Slides – Mason

October 30, 2015

“YOUR CPCB Student Website
(and your LinkedIn page too)”

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January 29, 2016

The CPCB Meta School Welcomes CPCB Alumnus, Dr. Arvind Ramanathan.

The CPCB MetaSchool warmly welcomes back CPCB alumni, Dr. Arvind Ramanathan, who will share his experience with establishing a research career at a government lab (Oak Ridge National Laboratory).

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April 8, 2016

Building an Abstract from Scratch

In this two-part, hands-on, super-duper MetaSchool, we will explore what it takes to create and edit a scientific abstract from semi-familiar materials. Sharpen your pencils and join us on this 2-day literary adventure.

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March 18, 2016

Building an Abstract from Scratch

In this two-part, hands-on, super-duper MetaSchool, we will explore what it takes to create and edit a scientific abstract from semi-familiar materials. Sharpen your pencils and join us on this 2-day literary adventure.

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