"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!  

Life Right After the PhD: Transitioning into your first post-UmassMed Role

June 9 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Register to receive Zoom information >

Join recently graduated UMMS alumni for a discussion on what life is like right after graduating from UMMS and how they have transitioned into their first role.


  • Kristin Abramo, (PhD '20), Associate Consultant at Cello Health BioConsulting
  • Elizabeth Allen, (PhD '20), Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University
  • Alireza Edraki, (PhD '20), Curriculum Fellow at Harvard Medical School
  • Pranitha Vangala, (PhD '20), Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Massachusetts Medical School

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 >