Wednesdays  4 to 5 PM 205 Brown Lab

HHMI Scholars, Peter White Fellows, and others
including Science and Engineering Scholars
On your own
 What do you need to know about Safety in the Research Laboratory?
Please note: You need to have completed safety instructions in your research laboratory and/or on-line before you start work in a laboratory. If you have questions, contact Occupational Health and Safety.
June 9
Willard Hall

Undergraduate Research Ethics Conference
Dr. Harold White (Dept. Chemistry & Biochemistry, Director UD's HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program),
Dr. Thomas Powers, Department of Philosophy and co-director of the Science, Ethics, and Public Policy program administered by the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, and graduate students. Willard Hall Building, rooms 109, 116, 135, 208, & 215
June 15 What are you doing here this summer? Introduction to Research and issues you may encounter.
Dr. David Usher (Dept. of Biological Sciences, Assoc. Dir. UD's HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program)
June 22 Student Voices. Students who have done undergraduate research for more than a year describe their experiences. Michael Brister, Soma Jobbagy,  and Erica Boetefuer. All three presented research posters at the 2011 Experimental Biology Meetings in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Justin DiAngelo BS Biology '02, PhD UPenn '10 (Asst. Prof. Cell Biology at Hofstra University.)
June 29
Don't stop now-Other University opportunities?
Susan Serra,
Service Learning Coordinator and Katharine KerraneSenior Associate Director, Honors Program, and undergraduate panelists
discussing National and International Scholarship Opportunities, Semester Abroad, Service Learning, and related opportunities. (Goldwater, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, and Truman Scholarships, Fulbright Fellowships)
July 6
How are things going? Mid-Session Perspectives.
Dr. David Usher (Dept. of Biological Sciences, Assoc. Dir. UD's HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program),
Dr. Harold White (Dept. Chemistry & Biochemistry, Director UD's HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program).
Dr. Gary Laverty (Dept. of Biological Sciences).

July 13
How do I get into Graduate School? (Must attend this session and/or the August 3 session)
Dr. David Usher, (Dept. of Biological Sciences),
Dr. Melinda Duncan, (Dept. of Biological Sciences),
Dr. John Pelesko, (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences)
Dr. Svilen Bobev, (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)
What is it like to be a graduate student in the sciences?
July 20
Managing a career in science.What is it like to be a scientist in academia or industry?
Career biographies from academic and industrial scientists.

Dr. Patricia DeLeon, Trustees Distinguished Professor, Biological Sciences 
Dr. Jill Higginson, Director Center for Biomedical Engineering Research 

Dr. Yli Remo Vallejo, Vice President, R&D, ANP Technologies, Inc. 
Dr. Satish Sharma, Director R & D, Fraunhofer Center for Molecular Biotechnology

Dr. Brian Pryor, CEO, LiteCure

Dr. Janet Reed, Partner-Intellectual Property, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Jeffrey Safran, Ph.D. and Travis Bliss, Ph.D., Associates at Potter Anderson

July 27 How to communicate your Results - Conferences (Talks and Posters) 
Michael Brister, BS Biochemistry, Soma Jobbagy, BS Biochemistry, and Erica Boetefuer, Biological Sciences
Judging Rubrics for the ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition 2007
A good site for instructions on poster preparation. Another good site.
August  3

<>How do I get into Medical or other professional Schools?
(Must attend this session and/or the July 13 session)
Dr. David Usher (Dept. of Biological Sciences),
Christine Arenson, MD BS Chemistry '86, Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Jefferson Medical School.
Faith A. Brosch, MD
BS Biology '9X,
Bruce Bowman MD, PhD,

Soma Jobbagy
, BS Biochemistry
Aug 10

Plenary Lecture: 

Exploration and Exploitation of Mycobacteriophages

1:30 P.M.
Clayton Hall

(Participants and their Poster Assignments to be posted in August)

Student Talks and Posters Presentations
Clayton Hall
(Last year's program)

HHMI Undergraduate Research, University of Delaware Undergraduate Research ProgramHHMI Home Page
Program organized by David Usher [e-mail: dusher at], Department of Biological Sciences
Page last updated: 5 August 2011  by Hal White [e-mail: halwhite at], Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry