CMB Professional Development Seminar with Connie Lee
November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join our career discussion with Connie Lee, Associate Dean for Basic Science at University of Chicago.
Connie is currently as Associate Dean for Basic Science at the University of Chicago, where she helps oversee the overall research and graduate education missions, research strategy and infrastructure, in the Biological Sciences Division. She is a cell biologist by training, and received her PhD in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, she transitioned into scientific editing and publishing. Connie worked for 11 years as a scientific editor for three different journals, including FEBS Letters, EMBO Journal, and six years as senior and deputy editor of Cell. In 2011, Connie returned to academia, taking the Associate Director role at the newly NIH-funded Center for Systems & Synthetic Biology at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to her current duties as Associate Dean, she is engaged in science policy and advocacy, the communication of science, and in career opportunities for PhD scientists. She is active in the cell biology community as a member of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), serving on their Public Policy Committee from 2010 to 2019, and chairing the committee from 2014 to 2019. She currently serves as the ASCB representative to the Coalition for the Life Sciences Board of Directors, an advocacy organization that educates its members, Congress, and the public about public policy and legislation affecting the conduct and funding of biomedical research.