BUPC-SJF Scientists to Follow

Beginning 2021: 

For the 2nd edition, the BUPC-SJF is inviting promising early career scientists and clinicians (undergrads, grad students, postdocs and early career PIs) to meet over a virtual 1 hour informal conversation as part of our ‘Scientists to Follow’ seminar series. The goal is to have an informal discussion about career trajectories of our invited guests belonging to traditionally underrepresented groups (URG) in academia/ medicine/ industry, to learn about the hurdles they have/had to overcome on their way and to  celebrate our guest speakers via the BUPC’s wide community reach.

Meet our BUPC-SJF ‘Scientists to Follow’ For Spring-Summer 2021


Dr. Arvis Sulovari, PhD
Computational Genetics Lead,
Cajal Neuroscience, Seattle
Dr. Norberto Gonzalez-Juarbe, PhD
Assistant Professor,
J. Craig Venter Institute
Dr. Phyu Thwe, PhD, ABMM
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
East Carolina University, NC
Stella Banou,
PhD Candidate,
College of Engineering,
Northeastern University
Dr. Alicia Wooten, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology,
Gallaudet University, DC
Aliyah (Simone) Sanders,
Ph.D. Student,
Georgia State University, GA
Dr. Robert Mugabi, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist,
Iowa State University, IA
Dr. Jamie Stern, PhD
Field Applications Scientist,
BioTek Instruments, Inc (now Agilent)
William A. Molina Arocho,
PhD Student, Immunology Graduate Group (IGG)
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Khanh Vien,
PhD Student,
Duke University
Joyce Thompson, MPhil, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bednar Lab,
University of Michigan Medical School
Autumn C. Holmes, PhD
HHMI Hanna Gray Postdoctoral Fellow, Diamond Lab,
Washington University School of Medicine
(Picture credits: Michael Thomas / AP Images for HHMI)
Vishal Sharma, PhD
Scientist, Alector

More Scientists to Follow coming soon…