Trainee Leadership Council

The CEMB is committed to providing professional development training to all our members. The goal of the Trainee Leadership Council (TLC) is to create initiatives that meet the needs of all CEMB trainees.

If you would like to become part of the TLC and help shape our programs, please email Annie Jeong at: annjeong@seas.upenn.edu

TLC Current Members

Nikolas Di CaprioPhD Student, Burdick Lab
University of Pennsylvania
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Huiyong (Morgan) LiPhD Student, Foston Lab
Washington University in
St. Louis

Founding Member

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Taimoor Qazi, PhDPostdoc, Burdick Lab
University of Pennsylvania
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Ghiska RamahditaPhD Student, Genin Lab
Washington University in
St. Louis
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Gabriel Vega BellidoPhD Student, Shenoy Lab
University of Pennsylvania
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Claire Witherel, PhDPostdoc, Burdick Lab
University of Pennsylvania
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TLC Alumni Members

Natasha BilkeyPhD Student, Dixit Lab
Washington University in
St. Louis

Founding Member

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Stephen CosciaPhD Student, Holzbaur Lab
University of Pennsylvania
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Claudia Loebel, MD, PhDPostdoc, Burdick Lab
University of Pennsylvania

Founding Member

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Him ShwetaPostdoc, Goldman Lab
University of Pennsylvania

Founding Member

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Upcoming Events

Academic Job search for mechanobiologists

Friday, September 17, 2021  |  11-12pm EST

10am CT | 8am PT (Zoom Link)

Academic Job Search During the Pandemic

Join the CEMB TLC as we talk with three successful candidates about their recent job searches during the pandemic. Panelists include: Yogesh Goyal, Alexander Buffone, and Jina Ko

Bi-weekly Event

Cell Mech Discussion Group

Monthly Meeting

Wednesdays
12pm-1pm ET | 11am-12pm CT

Upcoming dates (Zoom Link)

  • Sept. 29:
    • Ramin Basir (Shenoy Lab, UPenn)- “The polymer model of chromocenters (The Promoter Model)”
    • Suraj Sahu (Gopinathan Lab, UC Merced)- “Modeling Protein Association from Homogeneous to Mixed Environments: A Reaction-Diffusion Dynamics Approach”
  • October 27:
    • TBA
  • November 10:
    • Louis Prahl (Hughes Lab, UPenn)- “A tubule tension switch regulates the physical packing geometry of epithelial branch tips in the developing kidney”
  • December 8: 
    • Jairaj Mathur (Pathak Lab, WashU)- “Modeling role of Collagen remodeling in collective migration”

Past Events

Contact Annie Jeong at: annjeong@seas.upenn.edu to request recordings or slides of the workshops below.

  • April 21, 2021, 1:30-2:30pm
  • Presented by Lyndsi Burcham, Financial Wellness @ Penn
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  • Friday, March 26, 2021, 1:30-3:00pm ET
  • Presented by Vincent Walford, PhD (Psychologist, UPenn CAPS)
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  • February 24, 2021; 2021 CEMB Annual Retreat
  • Presentation led by: Judith Swan, Associate Director for Writing in Science and Engineering, Princeton University
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  • October 30, 2020, 1:30-3:00 pm ET
  • Town hall discussion on diversity and inclusion at the CEMB
  • Moderated by Marina P. Gross, MA, Current Doctoral Candidate at Washington University in St. Louis, and a passionate higher education leader specializing in diversity, equity and anti-racism programming
  • July 14, 2020; 2020 CEMB Boot Camp and UExB Program
  • Presentation led by: Joel Boerckel
  • Activity developed and led by: TLC
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  • April 10, 2020, 1:30-3:00 EST, online
  • Recording available upon request
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  • January 9, 2020
  • Presentation led by: Kate Bradford, PhD, Johns Hopkins Professional Development and Career Office
  • Elizabeth Haswell (WashU)
  • Caroline Bartman, PhD, Princeton University
  • Recording & slides available upon request
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  • November 22, 2019
  • Presentation led by:
    • Jason Burdick (UPenn)
    • Melike Lakadamyali (UPenn)
    • Lucia Strader (WashU)
    • Nathaniel Huebsch (WashU)
    • Murat Guvendiren (NJIT)
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