De La Cruz explains that when he was a student most of the career advice talks that he attended explained what you needed to do to succeed in science but not how to do it. In this talk, De La Cruz communicates lessons he has learned from well known scientists, as well as some more surprising sources, on how to increase the likelihood of a successful scientific career.
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About the Speaker
Enrique M. De La Cruz is a Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. After receiving his Ph.D. from Thomas Pollard’s lab at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. De La Cruz went on to a post-doc with Dr. H. Lee Sweeney and E. Michael Ostap at the University of Pennsylvania before starting as faculty at Yale. Dr. De La Cruz studies the biochemical and biophysical properties of the actin cytoskeleton and molecular motor proteins, including myosins and RNA helicases, for which he has received a number of honors and awards. A first-generation Cuban-American, Dr. De La Cruz is also involved in numerous outreach activities to promote underrepresented minorities in the sciences.
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