Columbia University in the City of New York

Growing Up in Science

Rui Costa, DVM, PhD (left), Zuckerman Institute Associate Director and CEO, and Wei Ji Ma, PhD, Associate Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at NYU, at a recent Growing Up in Science (Credit: Lou Rocco for Columbia's Zuckerman Institute).

Personal stories about becoming and being a scientist

We are pleased and excited to announce the Zuckerman Institute edition of “Growing Up in Science,” a seminar series highlighting faculty members’ stories behind their polished CV. The series examines the hidden human factors of working in academia with a focus on the struggles, detours and failures throughout all stages of a career. The original and ongoing Growing Up in Science was pioneered in 2014 at NYU by Drs. Wei Ji Ma and Cristina Alberini.

The series will continue approximately monthly during the academic year. All seminars will be held in in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia's Manhattanville campus.

Growing Up in Science is made possible by the efforts of postdocs in the Columbia University Postdoctoral Society (CUPS), and especially Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, and supported by CUPS and the Scientific Programs Office of Columbia's Zuckerman Institute.

Interested in speaking at or attending a future seminar? Please contact series organizers Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, Chiara Bertipaglia, PhD, or Dr. Rainer Engelken.

Please check back in early 2020 for a new list of speakers.