Monthly Training Grant Breakfasts

Selected Wednesdays at 9:00 AM by Zoom (unless otherwise noted)

January 20, 2021

Speaker: Elaine Hernandez, Department of Sociology, Indiana University

Topic: “The Effect of In Utero Exposure to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic on Child Mortality in the United States”

February 10, 2021

Speaker: Ana Bento, School of Public Health, Indiana University

Topic: “The role of age and sex in COVID-19 transmission during the early months of the epidemic in China”

March 10, 2021

CTRD predoctoral trainees ‘Swapping Roles,’ now in flash talk format. What better way to promote broad thinking and understanding than to learn to present someone else’s research? Our 2020-1 predoctoral trainees will present short talks at the first CTRD breakfast by presenting each other’s work in a series of four short talks + Q&A. Come learn what these amazing young scientists have been up to: Elizabeth George, Eric Navarro, Tessa Steiniche, & Katie Talbott.

April 7, 2021

Two half-hour research talks from our awesome postdocs:

Speaker: Dr. Alex Bentz

Topic: “Experimental competition induces immediate and lasting effects on the neurogenome in free-living female birds”

Speaker: Dr. Jess Cusick

Topic: “Maternal stress and the maternal gut microbiome have interactive, sex-specific effects on offspring development and behavior”


Two career panels in the next ~6 months:

  1. Life as a professor at a Primarily Undergraduate University (PUI) or Small Liberal Arts College (SLAC)
  2. Life as a professor at a research university

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