Webinars for the NIGMS Training Community

Webinars for the NIGMS Training Community. Hashtag NIGMSTrainingWebinars Hashtag NIGMSVirtualLearning 

NIGMS created a new webinar series for students, postdocs, and faculty. Each hour-long webinar includes a 10- to 15-minute presentation by the speaker followed by a moderated question and answer session. Our hope is that these webinars will enhance our trainees’ ongoing learning experiences, as well as benefit others in the scientific research community who may find them helpful. Meeting details will be added below as they become available. This live webcast will be captioned. Participants requiring sign language interpretation and/or other reasonable accommodations should email info@nigms.nih.gov or call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 at least 3 days prior to the event.

For Participants: You might want to close other applications when participating in the webinar to ensure optimal experience. Your microphone will be muted, so you will need to use the chat function to enter your questions, selecting the name of that session’s moderator as the recipient. The moderators will introduce themselves at the beginning of the session. If you have technical difficulty, you can contact the host through the chat box. Each live event can accommodate up to 1,000 attendees. If, for any reason, you are unable to join the live webinar, recordings of all webinars will be posted to our webinar page as soon as possible following the event.

Past Webinars

Monday, May 4
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Entrepreneurship and Careers in the Biotechnology Industry
Learn about:
  • Transition from Academia to Industry to Start-ups, and important differences between them
  • Assessing your new technology might also be your next job
  • Similarities and differences between grant funding and early investment funding
Dr. John Younger
University City Science Center
Tuesday, May 5
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Moving Away from the Scientific Pack in Your Research
Learn about:
  • Moving into uncharted territory in your research
  • Why you should consider studying a non-traditional research organism
  • Where the next great discoveries in biology are hiding
Dr. Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Monday, May 11
4:00-5:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Infectious Disease Modeling Research and the MIDAS Network
Learn about:
  • How you can become an infectious disease modeler
  • What type of scientific problems you could study
  • MIDAS Network training opportunities
Dr. Wilbert van Panhuis
University of Pittsburgh
Tuesday, May 12
4:00-5:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Virtual Teaching and Learning
(for current and aspiring educators and mentors)
Learn about:
  • Similarities and differences between in-person and online instruction
  • Factors to consider when teaching online
  • Ensuring equity and inclusion in online instruction
Dr. Erin L. Dolan
University of Georgia
Wednesday, May 13
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Computational Biology and Biomedical Data Science
Learn about:
  • A historic overview of the development of computers, the internet, networking, and analysis platforms
  • How these advances have helped shape Dr. Gregurick’s scientific career
  • The role of data and computation sciences in combating COVID19
Dr. Susan Gregurick
NIH Office of Data Science Strategy
Thursday, May 14
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Cryo-EM: Present and Future
Learn about:
  • What cryo-EM can do now and what it will be able to do in the future
  • How you can learn to use cryo-EM for your research
  • How you can get access to cryo-EMs and assistance using them
Dr. Bridget Carragher
New York Structural Biology Center
Tuesday, May 19
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Behavioral Research in Biomedicine
Learn about:
  • How the integration of social/behavioral sciences and biomedical sciences strengthens the health research enterprise
  • Challenges to the integration of social/behavioral sciences and the biomedical sciences
  • Examples of this integration in recent trans-NIH initiatives
Dr. William T. Riley
NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Wednesday, May 27
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Culturally Aware Mentorship
Learn about:
  • The relevance of cultural awareness to effective mentorship
  • Highlights from the NASEM Report on effective mentorship
  • Practical examples and resources on culturally aware mentorship for mentors and mentees
Dr. Sherilynn Black
Duke University
Dr. Angela Byars-Winston
University of Wisconsin
Thursday, June 18
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Starting Your Own Lab
Learn about:
  • Strategies to consider when starting your search for a faculty position
  • Best practices and lessons learned for getting your research program up and running
  • The joys and challenges of managing a lab
  • Applying for funding as an early-career investigator
  • Finding mentors to help you navigate your independent career
Olivia S. Rissland, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Prachee Avasthi, Ph.D.
Dartmouth College
Thursday, June 25
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Leadership and Management as a Scientist
Learn about:
  • Lessons learned in making the transition from peer to supervisor
  • Perspectives on leadership evolution as your responsibilities expand
  • Creating an organizational culture
  • Similarities and contrasts in fundamental leadership principles and practices in academic and industrial settings
Guy Padbury, Ph.D.
Shirley Tilghman, Ph.D.
Princeton University
Tuesday, June 30
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Research and Teaching at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI)
Learn about:
  • Teaching, research and service: the day-to-day life of a PUI professor
  • Doing great science at a PUI setting: joys, challenges, and how to make it
  • How to be a competitive applicant for a PUI faculty position
Kathleen Howard, Ph.D.
Swarthmore College
Mark Bardgett, Ph.D.
Northern Kentucky University
Wednesday, July 8
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
How I Got Here: Following Your Own Career Path
Learn about:
  • Pivotal career decision points
  • Weighing short-term and long-term goals
  • Planning for a career path in science
Enrique M. De La Cruz, Ph.D.
Yale University
Tracy Johnson, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Wednesday, July 15
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Developing the Right Skills for Your Scientific Career
Learn about:
  • Applying the Individual Development Plan process for skills development
  • Identifying and developing the relevant technical, professional, and career-specific skills
  • Leveraging resources to support skills development – including advisors, mentors, your institution, and external resources
Cynthia Fuhrmann, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Ann M. Stock, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Thursday, July 23
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Observations on Writing Grant Applications
Learn about:
  • The NIH application and review process
  • Developing a research project and presenting it clearly in an application
  • Understanding the summary statement and review scores
  • How to get advice from NIH review and program staff
Maqsood Wani, Ph.D.
Center for Scientific Research, NIH
Desirée Salazar, Ph.D.
Thursday, November 5
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video
Developing a Culture of Safety in Biomedical Research Training
Learn about:
  • Common underlying factors in lab accidents
  • Roles of multiple stakeholders in improving safety in lab settings
  • Relevant resources, guidelines, and other tools
Dr. Craig A. Merlic
University of California Los Angeles
Dr. Jyllian N. Kemsley
Chemical & Engineering News