Dr. Petsko recently chaired a National Academy of Sciences committee that investigated the science and engineering postdoctoral experience in the United States. In this talk, he discusses some of his own findings from participating on this committee including the fact that a large majority of post-docs do not continue with careers in academia and should be offered the chance to explore different career paths.
Gregory Petsko is Arthur J. Mahon Professor of Neuroscience in the Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College. His lab studies protein structure and function with a particular focus on understanding and developing treatments or preventative therapies for age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Petsko received his B.A. from Princeton University. He was awarded a… Continue Reading