Careers at National Labs Panel Discussion

Are you interested in learning more about research and non-research careers at national labs? Join Beyond Academia, Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs, and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs  for a panel discussion with current national lab employees. The panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception with food and drink provided.

Date and time:

6 – 8 PM April 27, 2016


Stanley Hall Room 105

Please RSVP here!

Welcome speech by:

Glenn D. Kubiak, Associate Laboratory Director for Operations/Chief Operating Officer at Berkeley Lab (


Aindrila Mukhopadhyay

Aindrila MukhopadhyayDr. Mukhopadhyay received a Masters in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Chicago.  She is a Staff Scientist and the Interim Division Director of the Biological Systems and Engineering Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

At JBEI, Dr. Mukhopadhyay is the Vice President of the Fuels Synthesis Division and the Director of the Host Engineering group. Her group develops tools to engineer E. coli and S. cerevisiae, and specifically focuses on developing robust strains that show high tolerance and productivity during biofuels and chemicals production.

Yaw Agyeman

Yaw AgyemanYaw Agyeman provides research program coordination and oversight for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Strategic Programs Office (SPO). He develops, designs, and executes program plans, schedules and deliverables for the assessment and evaluation of EERE programs, including planning, managing and performing program evaluations as well as a wide range of complex analyses, reports and communications for diverse constituencies.

Alison Hatt

Alison HattAlison Hatt is the Director of the User Program at the Molecular Foundry and a former Foundry postdoc. Dr. Hatt received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Utah and a Ph.D. in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

As User Program Director, Dr. Hatt is responsible for overseeing the Molecular Foundry’s scientific proposal process, including administration associated with User proposal submissions, peer reviews, and scheduling approved projects; working with scientific staff to reach out to and grow new diverse, engaged and productive User communities; liaising with User Executive Committee leadership; and supervising the User Program Office staff.

Dr. Hatt also has a background in science writing and communication, and previously served as Public Affairs Specialist for the Materials Sciences Division, where she facilitated communication between MSD scientists, DOE, and the general public.

Panel moderated by:

David Herlihy (PhD Candidate in Chemistry)

David Herlihy

This event has been sponsored and organized by:

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