ASM CAREER NEWS
While growing up, Crystal Icenhour worked in her family’s business, a large truck repair shop. She did everything from helping her mother with accounting to assisting her father with inventory and mopping the floors. Fast forward to today—after a blur of high-quality education (she finished her Ph.D. in a jaw-dropping four years) and starting a family—Crystal is CEO at Aperiomics.
How did Crystal go from earning her Ph.D. in pathobiology and molecular medicine to becoming the CEO of her own start up? Read about her story.
In our second edition of a two-part series about Microbe 2016, we invited Dr. Laura Runyen-Janecky, Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Richmond to provide insight on how students and postdocs can navigate the careers activities at Microbe 2016. Large meetings hosted by the American Society for Microbiology (such as ASM Microbe 2016, which is General Meeting and ICAAC combined) have plentiful opportunities to learn about cutting edge microbial science and to draw ideas and inspiration for one’s own science. What many students and postdocs may be unaware of, however, are the equally exciting opportunities for career exploration and skill development alongside the super scientific discourse that is occurring daily. Whether you are an undergraduate student presenting your research for the first time at a national meeting, a graduate student contemplating future career options, or a postdoc wanting to develop a specific professional skill, ASM Microbe 2016 has just the workshop/session for you.