This ten-week course is designed for our students to discover how to surpass barriers to pursue a diverse path in education, training, and inclusive workplace. In this course, our students will forge new connections, learn about fellowships and job market opportunities, and expand their contact networks of scientists and leaders in STEAM fields.

The format will be a 30-minute presentation on speaker’s career path, Including unique challenges and opportunities, followed by 20 minutes for interactive discussion with the registered students.

» Schedule subject to change

WHEN: Tuesdays: 2:10 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility (GBSF) Auditorium, Rm 1005

Co-IORs: Drs. Satya Dandekar ( and José V. Torres (

Seminar Contact: Karryn Doyle (530-752-0262/

Fall Quarter 2023

October 3, 2023

Speaker: Megan Dennis, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

October 10, 2023

Speaker: Pamela Reynolds, Associate Director, DataLab: Data Science and Informatics

October 17, 2023

Speaker: Chancellor Gary S. May, UC Davis Leadership

October 24, 2023

Speaker: Nicole Halmai, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

October 31, 2023

Speaker: Luis Fernando Santana, Professor and Chair, Physiology and Membrane Biology, Vice Dean for Basic Sciences

November 7, 2023

Speaker: Colleen Clancy, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel, Professor in Physiology and Membrane Biology and Pharmacology

November 14, 2023

Speaker: Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez, Associate Professor, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

November 21, 2023

Speaker: Antentor Othrell Hinton, Jr., Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University

November 28, 2023

Speaker: Marie Heffern, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

December 5, 2023

Speaker: Vice Chancellor Renetta Garrison Tull, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion