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Coffee with a Professional: Mike Morrissey
Friday, June 10, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 9:15 am
To be eligible for this event, you must be a MASS AWIS student chapter member or a MASS AWIS member
registered with National AWIS with paid Massachusetts chapter dues.
(Membership status will be checked after registration.)
MASS AWIS wants to offer its members the opportunity to make professional connections in their career path of interest. 3 MASS AWIS members will get the opportunity to meet with a STEM professional for 45 min at a coffee shop. The meeting will be a chance to learn more about the professional’s career and make a new connection. “Coffee With a Professional” is a FREE opportunity for MASS AWIS members. MASS AWIS will provide the professional with a gift card to cover the cost of a drink for all meeting participants.
10 members are allowed to register for each “coffee” session. After registration, they will get an email asking for their resume and a short paragraph explaining why they want to meet with the professional and how the meeting would impact their career (500 characters (not including spaces) max). Their resume and personal statement will be sent to the professional that will select the 3 members he or she wants to meet with. Members will get notified by email if they have been selected or not at least a week before the time of the meeting.
Bioinformatics Professional: Mike Morrissey
After earning BS in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell, Mike performed his graduate work at Harvard studying computational models of protein thermodynamics in the lab of Eugene Shakhnovich. He simultaneously completed the Health Sciences and Technology program in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics. Upon graduation, he joined Millennium Predictive Medicine as a bioinformatics scientist, and subsequently joined the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) as an bioinformatics group leader. At NIBR, Mike currently leads a group of bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, and software engineers supporting the analysis of human tumor data, toward the goal of discovering genomic predictors of response in Novartis’ oncology clinical trials.
MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Sciences. Our mission is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Our events and membership are open for the public regardless of their gender, professional background, or career level.