6/5/18 – The advanced Illustrator workshops will take place on June 13 and June 28. Please get in touch if you haven’t signed up yet!
5/23/18 – Due to popular demand, the Adobe Illustrator Workshop will be hosted again. Join us on May 31st for the basic session and TBD for the advanced session.
4/26/18 – We are hosting our first Adobe Illustrator Workshops. Join us on May 8th for the basic session and May 11th for the advanced session.
4/12/18 – Thank you Lisa Napolione, Dr. Kurt Schilling and Dr. Klodjan Stafa from Estée Lauder for joining us in discussing about career paths in industry today!
3/15/18 – Thank you Dr. Bernadette So from New York University for giving us great advice on CV/ résumé today!
Below are the types of events BEC organized in the past. To suggest speakers for future events or to volunteer, please contact one of our executive committee members.
Beyond the Bench symposium
Beyond the Bench is a biennial one-day event attended by post-docs and graduate students, which features talks and panel discussions about careers in biotechnology, entrepreneurship, finance, data science and other science-related disciplines.
Previous symposiums agenda: 2017, 2015, 2013.
We invite speakers who transitioned from science to diverse careers to CSHL for a one-hour informal Q&A seminar. Occasionally, we also host a networking session to follow the seminar.
We invite experts to give CSHL students and postdocs seminars on professional development skills. Previous workshops include: Illustrator tutorials, resume/CV workshop, and bioinformatics tutorials.
Seeing is believing—BEC hosts campus tours to companies in the New York area, such as Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. CSHL students and postdocs spend a day seeing the company, networking with current employees, and learning about the research in industry.
2017-2018 Executive Committee Members
Former Executive Committee Members
Sarah Diermeier, President
Brad Gulko, Co-Vice President
David Nowak, President
Rober Aboukhalil, Co-Vice President
Maria Nattestad, Co-Vice President
Katie Liberatore, President
Jan Bergmann, Vice President
Patrick Finigan, Founding Member
Lolahon Kadiri, Founding Member
Lisa A. Napolione
Senior Vice President, Estee Lauder
Kurt Schilling, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Estee Lauder
Klodjan Stafa, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Estee Lauder
Genevieve Smith, Ph.D.
Insight Data Science Program
Yvette Seger, Ph.D.
Director of Science Policy at FASEB
Laure Haak, Ph.D.
Executive Director at ORCID
Rebecca Goldburg, Ph.D.
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Breast Cancer Research advocate
Ethan Perlstein, Ph.D.
CEO and Founder, Perlara
George Yancopoulos. M.D., Ph.D.
President and CSO, Regeneron
David Frendewey, Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Gustavo Stolovitzky, Ph.D.
Group Manager, IBM Functional Genomics & Systems Biology
Melinda Thomas, MBA
Entrepreneur in Residence for NYC
Matthew Stadler, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur in Residence for Stony Brook’s Small Business Development Center
David Calone, JD
CEO, Jove Equity Partners LLC
Mark Lesko, JD
Executive Director, Accelerate Long Island
Manager, Programs & Events; Center for Biotechnology
Micheal Bielski, JD, MS
Assistant Director, Science & Technology Commercialization; Center for Biotechnology
Mark Fasciano, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Cranrock Ventures
Irvin Barash, MBA
President, Vencom Management, Inc.
Steven Isaacman, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, Nanometics LLC
President, Opus Staffing
Kakuri Omari, Ph.D.
Associate Scientific Director, Medicus International
Julianne Dunphy, Ph.D.
Vice President & Scientific Director, Medicus International