"Life After the Ph.D." Alumni Networking Virtual Series

To support physical distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Life After the PhD Committee is planning a series of virtual events to bring together alumni and the UMMS community in 2021.  Check back here for updates on event dates, topics, and alumni panelists!  

How to grow and maintain your network during a pandemic

January 29 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Register to receive Zoom information >

In this panel discussion, three UMMS alumni, who have diverse expertise in the biomedical sciences field and hold various positions in industry, will share their career journey, then provide advice for how to grow and maintain your network during this unique time of a pandemic. 


  • Sonia Hall, (postdoc, '17), President & CEO at BioKansas
  • Christopher Leo, (Ph.D, '00), Managing Director at Back Bay Life Science Advisors
  • Wes Salomon, (Ph.D, '15), Associate Director, Biochemistry & Delivery Biology at Tessera Therapeutics

The “Life After the PhD” Organizing Committee:

Graduate students and postdocs:
Silviana Lee, Discussion leader coordinator
Grant Weaver, Discussion leader coordinator
Michelle Mosqueda, Publicity coordinator
Satya Prakash Singh, Publicity coordinator
Shuo (Crystal) Shan, Secretary
Gordie Lockbaum, Event logistics coordinator
Varada Abhyankar, Event logistics coordinator
Wura Arowosegbe, Meeting coordinator

GSBS Center for Biomedical Career Development:   Cynthia Fuhrmann and Catherine Schweppe

UMMS Alumni relations:  Susan Ahearn

This event is hosted by the Graduate Student Body Committee in partnership with the GSBS Center for Biomedical Career Development and UMMS Alumni Relations. 


 Past years' alumni reunion networking events >