Alumni Describe Their Professional Journeys & Importance of Giving Back

As the Immunology alumni came to campus to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their graduate program, they also came to give back to current trainees -- of their time, advice and resources. In two well-attended alumni career panels, one for academic careers and the other for industry and other careers, alumni described life after Stanford.


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    Kenneth Gibbs, Jr., 2010

    Kenneth Gibbs, Jr., is using his graduate degree in immunology to improve graduate education nationally — he shares more in this Q&A.

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    Jessica Linderman, 2010

    Jessica Linderman talks about the valuable resources in becoming an academic researcher.

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    Devavani Chatterjea, 2001

    Devavani Chatterjea builds networks and professional collaborations to advance her career.


Biosciences & engineering faculty tell stories about the real world of research

Faculty members speak about their sense of passion, experience with adversity, and rise against setbacks at the Awesome Science Symposium.

Difficulties shape us, and no matter how hard they are, we learn from them.

Juliana Idoyaga, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

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Looking to the future of graduate biomedical education

Kenneth Gibbs, Jr., 2010 is using his graduate degree in immunology to improve graduate education nationally — he shares more in this Q&A.

Across all STEM fields, 60 percent of today’s PhD graduate students are pursuing careers outside of academia...

While there have been some bold experiments in career diversification, especially the National Institutes of Health's BEST program, there remains a need to broaden career development during graduate training."

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Stanford School of Medicine BioSci Careers

BioSci Careers creates a community of mentors to support the academic advancement, professional development, and career-of-choice decisions of our graduates, medical students and postdoctoral fellows. Through individualized counseling, curriculum and connections, our faculty, alumni and employers teach through their real-life stories and empower trainees to define and tell their own.

1:1 Sessions for personalized academic and career planning

Integrated academic, professional, and career development
Gain and refine skills and experience

Meet alumni and other professionals across myriad sectors
Expand professional networks

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Enhance the education experience of graduate students and postdocs by sharing your experience and perspective. Provide career advice in your field whether clinical, academic, or private sector. Opportunities range from a single event to ongoing participation, including:

  • One-on-One mentoring
  • Attend reunions and events 
  • Speaking at seminars and retreats
  • Host small student lunches and dinners
  • Provide job shadowing opportunities
  • Offer internships

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Make checks payable to Stanford University, and include a letter stating "The donation is a gift to be designated for Stanford Immunology Program."

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