Kelci Schilly

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Kelci is a fifth year Ph.D. Candidate in Bioanalytical Chemistry researching novel microfluidic methods for monitoring cellular nitrosative stress. Through the NIH Training Grant in Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology, she was exposed to the wide variety of careers available for PhD biologists and chemists early in her graduate program. This was incredibly beneficial for her as she began to solidify her own career goals; however, she soon noticed that many of my peers were not receiving the same level of exposure to opportunities outside of academia. After attending SEARCH 2018, she was so impressed with how the MB and EEB GSOs were working to fill this gap that she asked if the Chemistry GSO could be involved in organizing the next symposium. SEARCH 2020 will be an excellent opportunity for graduate students to identify potential careers, learn what transferable skills are needed to help them reach their goals, and build connections in the scientific community - she's excited to be a part of it!  


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