Enriching your Mentoring Relationships

Speaker: Joanne Kamens, Executive Director, Addgene
Date and Time: December 7, 2015, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: Singleton Auditorium, Building 46-3002

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research

We all hear the buzzword "mentoring" in relation to career success, but most of us don't know how to look for a strong mentor or how to use one effectively once we have found one. How can you maximize your mentoring relationship with your supervisor? How can you go about finding and benefiting from additional mentors? This presentation offers practical advice on building and maximizing mentoring relationships, and is relevant for those on both sides of a mentoring relationship.

Joanne Kamens is the Executive Director of Addgene, a mission driven, nonprofit dedicated to helping scientists around the world collaborate by sharing plasmids. Her presentations are relevant to a wide variety of disciplines and career paths. Dr. Kamens received her PhD in Genetics from Harvard Medical School and then spent 15 years at BASF/Abbott, ultimately serving as Group Leader in Molecular Biology. In 2007, she joined RXi Pharmaceuticals as Senior Director of Research Collaborations. Dr. Kamens founded the current Boston chapter of AWIS, the Association for Women in Science. She was Director of the HBA Boston Mentoring Program for 3 years, serves on a number of non-profit boards, and speaks widely on career development topics. In 2013, Dr. Kamens was elected as a fellow to the Massachusetts Academy of Science for her service to the science community and the public.

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