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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the U.S.

Asian and Asian American students have been an important part of Stanford history. Over the years, Stanford’s Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students, scholars, staff, and alumni have made innumerable notable contributions to this country, to their communities, to the university, and to society in general.

BioSci Careers acknowledges the transformative work of our Biosciences students and trainees of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and thanks them for their contributions to scientific training and workforce innovation.

Here are some activities and resources surrounding Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, at Stanford and more broadly. The Asian American Activities Center, A³C, has planned special events for this month, including a forum to discuss anti-Asian violence on May 12, co-sponsored by Stanford Law School’s Center for Racial Justice and the Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association; and the annual Stanford Asian American Awards Gala on May 27.

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Learn more about our partners at Denali Therapeutics: a virtual lab tour and panel discussion

Denali is a South San Francisco biotechnology company focused on developing new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. This 27 min. video features a brief laboratory tour followed by a pre-recorded panel discussion featuring Denali CMO and Head of Discovery Carole Ho, Head of Translational Sciences Kimberly Scearce-Levie, Director of Bioprocess development Vikram Sisodia, Discovery Pharmacology Scientist Sonnet Davis, Postdoc Karin Lin, and  More Scientist and Gene Therapy lab leader Mollie Jacobs providing responses that address "career obstacles overcome," "the first introduction to STEM", "the value of diversity in STEM", and "the greatest challenges to defeating neurodegeneration." For information on Denali careers and opportunities, please visit is committed to its core company value of unity by creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, basis of disability, or any other federal, state or local protected class.


BioSci Careers, formerly the School of Medicine Career Center, was created out of faculty and trainee advocacy. This is your career community and we thank all of those who help us thrive.

Tell Your Story.

Stories are remembered up to 22% more than facts alone. When combined with facts, stories engage partners on both a cognitive and emotive level so that they listen more closely and trust you more quickly (Jennifer Aacker, Harnessing the Power of Stories). As such, the best way for you to define your academic and career options is to connect the themes in others’ stories to your own. 

BioSci Careers is your community. Beyond a traditional “career center” model, we believe you are the center of our mission and you deserve opportunities to move beyond basic career development resources such as CV critiques and mock interviews. Through individualized connections opportunities, BioSci Careers provides a forum for faculty, alumni, employers, peers, trainee/student group leaders, and campus partners to share their stories and most useful resources. In turn, we create a diverse community in which to develop and tryout the various drafts of the story which will eventually lead to your career of choice.

Success is personal. We do not measure success by the number of job offers you receive; we measure it by your ability to achieve success as only you define it. As such, we support the myriad ways in which your training experience translates into a fulfilling career that aligns with your personal interests, values, and abilities. This alignment is the formula for the story you will share with your mentors and future employers. The safe, exploratory environments provided by our counseling/coaching and curriculum offerings empower you to discover your own definition of success.

Finding your career of choice takes time. Our ADAPT model—a developmental approach that bridges academic training with professional and career growth—was created with this in mind so that we can help you shape and tell your unique story, one chapter at a time.

Everyone has a story. We look forward to hearing yours.


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