2022 CUSP Spring Workshop Series


Workshop Title



Life Sciences 2550

Implicit/Unconscious Bias

Erin Rook

Training Coordinator, UCR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office


Life Sciences 2550

Countering the Imposter Phenomenon

Dr. Mariam Lam

Vice Chancellor & Chief Diversity Officer

UCR Associate Professor of Comparative Literature & Ethnic Studies Cooperating Faculty




Academic Networking Skills

Dr. Francey Sladek, UCR Professor of Molecular, Cell, & Systems Biology

Elizabeth Aguilera, Ph.D.

Manager, Professional and Leadership Programs, SACNAS


Life Sciences 2550

(Restricted to CUSP Scholars, and Mentors)

CUSP Mentor Faculty Panel: Transitioning from Grad Student to Postdoc to Faculty Member

CUSP Mentors:

Dr. Weitao Chen, UCR Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Danelle Seymour, UCR Assistant Professor of Genetics

Dr. Peter Homyak, UCR Assistant Professor of Ecosystem & Soil Microbial Processes

Dr. Bryan Wong, UCR Professor of Chemical / Environmental Engineering

Dr. Huinan Liu, UCR Professor of Bioengineering



Science Communication


Jules Bernstein, Senior Public Information Officer, UCR University Communications

(view gradslam presentations prior to this workshop)

May 2-6, 2022

Teaching Week:

Teaching and Diversity Statement Workshops;

Liberal Arts Faculty Panel

Hosted by UCR GradSuccess



Faculty Panel #1:

Balancing Teaching/Research/Service & How to Balance Professional and Personal Life

Dr. Bryan Dewsbury, FIU Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Stephanie Dingwall, UCR Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Dr. Lauren Cappiello, CSUS Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Statistics



Postdoc Panel on Types of Postdoc Positions:

Academic, Industry, Governmental & Medical Research

Dr. Nicole Sparks UCR - PPA

Dr. James Hall, UCSD - IRACDA

Dr. Claudia Castro, UC Berkeley & USDA-ARS



Academic Job Search:

CV, LinkedIn, Interview Skills & Job Negotiation

Dr. Francey Sladek, Professor (Moderator)

Dr. Chris Meyer, FSU Dean College of Science and Mathematics & Professor of Biochemistry

Dr. Maria Ninova, UCR Assistant Professor of Biochemistry


Life Sciences 2550

Faculty Panel #2:

Balancing Teaching/Research/Service & How to Balance Professional and Personal Life

Dr. Amy Murillo, UCR Assistant Professor of Entomology

Dr. Helen Regan, UCR Professor of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology

Dr. Morris Maduro, UCR Chair of Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology

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