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Virtual Professional in Residence engagement with Elise Kikis, PhD
January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual Professional in Residence engagement with Elise Kikis, PhD, (UCB alum), Associate Professor and Chair of Biology at the University of the South. Learn about faculty careers in higher education, with a focus on Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI)
- Career Talk/Discussion (via Zoom) – Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 at 1pm PST
- Mentoring/career advising – 40 minute sessions – small groups of 3-4 people (via Zoom) – Thursday, Jan 20, 2022, starting at 11am PST
Register here: https://forms.gle/2aW63yd9prSnYs4R7
BIO: Elise Kikis earned her Ph.D. in Plant Biology from UC Berkeley in 2007. After an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University, Dr. Kikis made the transition to teaching and research at a small liberal arts college. Now an Associate Professor and Chair of Biology at the University of the South, Dr. Kikis teaches courses in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and the biology of aging. Her laboratory uses the genetic model system Caenorhabditis elegans to study intrinsic factors, such as genes and aging, as well as extrinsic factors, such as air pollution, that contribute to protein misfolding. She has trained more than 20 undergraduate research students, many of whom have gone on to medical school or graduate school in the life sciences.