2017 BTI Symposium highlights plant development and evolution

2017 BTI Symposium highlights plant development and evolution

Understanding plant development and evolution is critical to combating increasingly relevant issues that impact human health and global food supply. These were the subject of many of the presentations and discussions at this year’s BTI Science Symposium, held at...
Lindsay awarded USDA/NIFA pre-doctoral fellowship

Lindsay awarded USDA/NIFA pre-doctoral fellowship

Penelope Lindsay, a Cornell University graduate student in Plant Biology in the lab of BTI Professor Maria Harrison, has been awarded a 2-year fellowship from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The pre-doctoral fellowship will support the final years...
Learning the Business: Industry Panel Advises PGS

Learning the Business: Industry Panel Advises PGS

Many early career scientists have difficulty finding an entry point into industry after working exclusively in an academic environment, and lack the connections that would help them get started at a scientific company. To help remedy this divide, members of the...
2015 Science Symposium Centers on Sustainability

2015 Science Symposium Centers on Sustainability

The Boyce Thompson Institute community gathered on Sept. 24 for its annual symposium to hear talks with the theme: Envisioning Our Role in Agricultural and Ecological Sustainability. The Postgraduate society (PGS) organized the event, which featured poster...
Patent Law for PhDs

Patent Law for PhDs

BTI’s Postgraduate Society explored intellectual property law with attorney—and former biochemist and cell biologist —Elysa Goldberg, at a recent professional development session. Goldberg is an attorney at the international Greenberg Traurig LLP., located in Florham...
BTI Hosts “Genetic Freaks” Workshop at Girls’ Science Event

BTI Hosts “Genetic Freaks” Workshop at Girls’ Science Event

A team of BTI and Cornell graduate students, postdocs and researchers put down their pipettes for a day to get girls interested in science careers—using candy and interpretive dance. In the BTI Atrium, the group quizzed girls on genetics vocabulary, performed a...
Eaglesham Bridges BTI and Both Cambridges

Eaglesham Bridges BTI and Both Cambridges

Former BTI high school intern James Eaglesham has had a prestigious research career in science. And he’s just 22. The Cornell University senior will soon graduate and head to the University of Cambridge in England as a Churchill scholar to complete a research degree...
Patrick Boyle Off to Private Sector

Patrick Boyle Off to Private Sector

After four years as a Postdoctoral Scientist in Professor Gregory Martin’s Lab at BTI, Patrick Boyle has moved to Chesterfield, Missouri to spend three years in Monsanto’s ‘Emerging Leaders in Science’ program. This prestigious appointment, won from a large field of...
Dr. Lee Henderson, CEO of Vybion, Briefs PGS

Dr. Lee Henderson, CEO of Vybion, Briefs PGS

On October 29, 2014, Dr. Lee Henderson, CEO of Vybion Inc., a local biotechnology company, led a discussion on entrepreneurship and biotechnology careers as part of the BTI Postgraduate Society (PGS) professional development lunch series. Dr. Henderson described his...
Professor Sir David Baulcombe at Cornell and BTI

Professor Sir David Baulcombe at Cornell and BTI

Here’s a puzzle: if you catch a virus before you’ve had children, and it doesn’t change your DNA, could your grandchildren be genetically different as a result? While conventional wisdom would say that’s impossible, Professor Sir David Baulcombe, from the Department...
BTI Postdocs Teach Bio 101 at BTI

BTI Postdocs Teach Bio 101 at BTI

An opportunity to teach Postdoctoral associates are expected to perform research, exhibit critical thinking, and write scientific papers. Yet the skill set for the position that many postdocs aspire to,  to be Principal Investigator at a university, often require...
Postgraduates Hosted Annual BTI Symposium, September 25, 2014

Postgraduates Hosted Annual BTI Symposium, September 25, 2014

Every year, the Postgraduate Society (PGS) organizes the Annual BTI Science Symposium (formerly called the BTI Retreat). All BTI employees and affiliates are welcome to register for the event and learn more about plant research! This year, the 2014 Science Symposium...

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