From Biochemistry PhD to Professional Development with Chiara Bertipaglia, PhD

From Biochemistry PhD to Professional Development with Chiara Bertipaglia, PhD

Dear Listeners: Please note the reference to the “current administration” refers to the Trump administration, which was operative when this interview was recorded.

On this episode of “When Science Speaks”, Chiara Bertipaglia, PhD shares her perspectives on a range of issues related to making the transition from researcher to the field of professional development, including:

The work she does at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute

What led her to decide she wanted to focus on professional development and community building

How she managed that transition and whether she had supportive mentors to support her along the way

Her training work in transferable skills, which is so important, particularly during this turbulent time, and how she views the dynamic of the increasing need for natural and social science PhDs and trainees to learn skills such as business concepts for scientists

The challenges she experienced as she continued her training (Chiara earned her PhD in Germany), how she embarked on her career in the U.S., and overcome obstacles

Chiara’s advice to listeners who may be facing some of the same, or similar, trials and tribulations she experienced

Thinking about her training curriculum, where she typically finds the biggest areas in need of improvement

The one thing listeners can do today to be better communicators of their science to general audiences

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