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2019 National Labs Day

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Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

Time: 8:30am – 6:00pm

Location: UC Merced Campus, California Room

National Labs Day is a one-day conference that showcases research and career pathways available at the National Labs. It is both a mini-conference with research talks, and also professional development for our graduate students, postdocs and junior researchers. We have invited representatives from each of six national labs to speak and serve on a panel: Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL), Sandia National Labs (SNL), Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL), the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), Los Alamos National Labs (LANL), and Idaho National Labs (INL). There will be a networking lunch and reception, and registration for about 100 attendees. 

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National Labs Day Schedule

8:30 am Check-in and Light Breakfast
9:00 am Welcome Address
9:30 am Presentation: Tanja Woyke - Joint Genome Institute
10:00 am Presentation: Manfred Auer - Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Presentation: Sara Del Valle - Los Alamos National Labs
11:30 am Presentation: Camron Proctor - Sandia National Labs
12:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm Presentation: Fidelma Giulia Di Lemma - Idaho National Labs
2:00 pm Presentation: John Murphy - Lawrence Livermore National Labs
2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm Panel Discussion: Rita Kuo, Joint Genome Institute; Frank Trigueros, Lawrence Livermore National Labs; Terrence Buck, Idaho National Labs; Jon Ventura, Los Alamos National Labs; Cathy Ann Scott, Sandia National Labs; Billy Poon, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
4:00 pm Closing Address
4:15 pm Networking Reception 
6:00 pm Adjourn


Speaker Information:

Tanja Woyke, Ph.D.: Joint Genome Institute

Manfred Auer, Ph.D.: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

Sara Del Valle, Ph.D.: Los Alamos National Labs

Camron Proctor, Ph.D.: Sandia National Labs

Fidelma Giulia Di Lemma, Ph.D.: Idaho National Labs

John Murphy, Ph.D.: Lawrence Livermore National Labs



Rita C. Kuo, Ph.D.: Joint Genome Institute

Frank Trigueros: Lawrence Livermore National Labs

Terrence Buck: Idaho National Labs

Jon Ventura: Los Alamos National Labs

Cathy Ann Scott: Sandia National Labs

Billy Poon: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs


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This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Center for Career and Professional Advancement, and the School of Natural Sciences.