Webinars for the NIGMS Training Community

Headshots of nine featured speakers taking part in the webinar series. Accompanying text indicates to follow along on social media with #NIGMSTrainingWebinars and #NIGMSVirtualLearning. 

NIGMS created a new webinar series for students, postdocs, and faculty. Each hour-long webinar includes a 10- to 15-minute presentation by the speaker followed by a moderated question and answer session. Our hope is that these webinars will enhance our trainees’ ongoing learning experiences, as well as benefit others in the scientific research community who may find them helpful. Meeting details will be added below as they become available. This live webcast will be captioned. Participants requiring sign language interpretation and/or other reasonable accommodations should email info@nigms.nih.gov or call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 at least 3 days prior to the event.

For Participants: You might want to close other applications when participating in the webinar to ensure optimal experience. Your microphone will be muted, so you will need to use the chat function to enter your questions, selecting the name of that session’s moderator as the recipient. The moderators will introduce themselves at the beginning of the session. If you have technical difficulty, you can contact the host through the chat box. Each live event can accommodate up to 1,000 attendees. If, for any reason, you are unable to join the live webinar, recordings of all webinars will be posted to our webinar page as soon as possible following the event.


Monday, May 4
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video Link to external web site
Entrepreneurship and Careers in the Biotechnology Industry
Learn about:
  • Transition from Academia to Industry to Start-ups, and important differences between them
  • Assessing your new technology might also be your next job
  • Similarities and differences between grant funding and early investment funding
Dr. John Younger Link to external web site
University City Science Center
Tuesday, May 5
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video Link to external web site
Moving Away from the Scientific Pack in Your Research
Learn about:
  • Moving into uncharted territory in your research
  • Why you should consider studying a non-traditional research organism
  • Where the next great discoveries in biology are hiding
Dr. Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado Link to external web site
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Monday, May 11
4:00-5:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video Link to external web site
Infectious Disease Modeling Research and the MIDAS Network
Learn about:
  • How you can become an infectious disease modeler
  • What type of scientific problems you could study
  • MIDAS Network training opportunities
Dr. Wilbert van Panhuis Link to external web site
University of Pittsburgh
Tuesday, May 12
4:00-5:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video Link to external web site
Virtual Teaching and Learning
(for current and aspiring educators and mentors)
Learn about:
  • Similarities and differences between in-person and online instruction
  • Factors to consider when teaching online
  • Ensuring equity and inclusion in online instruction
Dr. Erin L. Dolan Link to external web site
University of Georgia
Wednesday, May 13
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video Link to external web site
Computational Biology and Biomedical Data Science
Learn about:
  • A historic overview of the development of computers, the internet, networking, and analysis platforms
  • How these advances have helped shape Dr. Gregurick’s scientific career
  • The role of data and computation sciences in combating COVID19
Dr. Susan Gregurick
NIH Office of Data Science Strategy
Thursday, May 14
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video Link to external web site
Cryo-EM: Present and Future
Learn about:
  • What cryo-EM can do now and what it will be able to do in the future
  • How you can learn to use cryo-EM for your research
  • How you can get access to cryo-EMs and assistance using them
Dr. Bridget Carragher Link to external web site
New York Structural Biology Center
Tuesday, May 19
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Video Link to external web site
Behavioral Research in Biomedicine
Learn about:
  • How the integration of social/behavioral sciences and biomedical sciences strengthens the health research enterprise
  • Challenges to the integration of social/behavioral sciences and the biomedical sciences
  • Examples of this integration in recent trans-NIH initiatives
Dr. William T. Riley
NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Wednesday, May 27
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
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Culturally Aware Mentorship
Learn about:
  • The relevance of cultural awareness to effective mentorship
  • Highlights from the NASEM Report on effective mentorship
  • Practical examples and resources on culturally aware mentorship for mentors and mentees
Dr. Sherilynn Black Link to external web site
Duke University
Dr. Angela Byars-Winston Link to external web site
University of Wisconsin