Gregory Petsko: The Post-doctoral Situation

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About this talk
Dr. Petsko recently chaired a National Academy of Sciences committee that investigated the science and engineering postdoctoral experience in the United States. In this talk, he discusses some of his own findings from participating on this committee including the fact that a large majority of post-docs do not continue with careers in academia and should be offered the chance to explore different career paths.

About the speaker
Gregory Petsko is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Chemistry at Brandeis University and Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine and has received numerous other honors and awards. His lab studies protein structure and function with a particular focus on age-related neurodegenerative disease.