The Chemistry Biology Interface (CBI) is a competitive NIH-funded fellowship designed “to train students with diverse scientific backgrounds for productive research at the interface between chemistry and biology” at UMass.”
A few cool things I did:
- Science communication to a broad audience:
- Chalk talks: short presentations (10-20 min) to a very broad audience of students and faculty.
- Student Seminar: short presentations (~25 min) to other CBI fellows in disciplines such as Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Cellular biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Polymer science
- Laboratory training modules:
- Computational modeling and simulation
- Genomics / bioinformatics
- 3D printing
- Ethics in science module
- Drug Design course - many important and interesting speakers in the field, including Chris Lipinski, Pat Walters, and Woody Sherman.
- Lots of professional development, mostly focused on teaching