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During this informal discussion Dr. Walter will share his thoughts and experiences on how to be an effective research mentor and advocate for and promote a healthy life/work balance. The discussion will rely heavily on audience participation – so please bring your questions.
■Mentoring graduate students and postdocs through challenges of career and life
■Mentoring early and mid-career faculty to scientific success
■Support and challenge in research mentorship
Peter Walter is currently a Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. In 1983, Peter joined the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF where he began to work on protein quality control and the unfolded protein response. He served as Department Chair from 2001 until 2008. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy for Arts and Sciences and an associate member of the European Molecular Biology Association and the Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina.
Throughout Dr. Walter’s 38 year career at UCSF one of his greatest joys is mentoring young scientists. He is a friend, a confidant,. an advisor and a champion for his mentees. Within his lab and the community at large, Peter has served as a mentor for almost 200 students, postdocs and faculty member who have gone on to make groundbreaking discoveries and become leaders in their respective fields of study.
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