Seminar with Prof. Kristala Jones Prather, Mar. 1

February 29, 2016

Join us on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 12:00-1:00pm in E25-202 for A [POWER] Seminar with Prof. Kristala L. Jones Prather!

POWER’s professional career development seminars focus on the speaker’s personal experiences, insights into their current work, as well as work-life integration issues. Prof. Prather will discuss what has contributed to her success, the challenges she has overcome, and advice for current postdocs. She will also talk about maintaining a balanced life, in light of the rigors of an industrial and academic career. We hope that the interactions will assist women postdocs in navigating their careers and will also help them build the professional connections. RSVP today and read for information!

This event is organized by the Postdoctoral Organization for Women Engaged in Research (POWER), sponsored by Committee on Race and Diversity- a diversity & inclusion event. Refreshments will be provided.

Kristala L. Jones Prather is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT and an investigator in the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, funded by the National Science Foundation. Her research interests are centered on the engineering of recombinant microorganisms for the production of small molecules. Prather received an SB degree from MIT and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and worked in bioprocess research and development at Merck Research Laboratories prior to joining the MIT faculty. She has received numerous awards, including a spot on the MIT Technology Review‘s TR35, a list of innovators under the age of 35. Prather has been recognized for excellence in teaching at MIT with several awards, including an appointment as a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, the highest honor given for undergraduate teaching at MIT. 

*The professional and socio-cultural activities of POWER are open to the entire MIT community. POWER does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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