Teaching and Research at a Teaching-Intensive Institution (August 19th)
From this week’s BRET Office of Career Development newsletter…
“The BRET Office of Career Development and Department of Biological Sciences are pleased to present a special seminar and discussion with Dr. Leticia Vega, Assistant Professor of Biology at Barry University. Dr. Vega will present her research and talk about her role as a scientist and professor at a teaching-intensive, minority-serving institution. If you’re contemplating a career in teaching, especially at a minority-serving institution, don’t miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Vega on August 19.”
Getting to the end: Pif1p, telomeres and telomerase in S. cerevisiae
Friday, August 19th
415A-D Light Hall
Sponsored by the BRET Office of Career Development and Department of Biological Sciences
Dr. Leticia Vega received her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from MIT working in the laboratory of Dr. Frank Solomon and was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Virginia Zakian at Princeton University. Since 2005, she has been Assistant Professor of Biology at Barry University in Miami, FL. Dr. Vega’s research interests are in the regulation of chromosome end-replication in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Her work has yielded new insights into the role of the helicase Pif1 in regulating the length and structure of telomeres through its action on the telomerase enzyme. In addition to her research activities, Dr. Vega is an accomplished teacher and mentor and will share her insights and experiences as a faculty member at a teaching-intensive, predominantly minority-serving institution.