Petit Institute Seminar, Co-Hosted by GT's School of Biological Sciences

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Two special seminars co-hosted by the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience and Georgia Tech's School of Biological Sciences

Karen C. Cone, Ph.D.
Program Director, Genetic Mechanisms
Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
National Science Foundation


11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. - Seminar for GT Faculty

“Funding Opportunities for Life Science Research from the National Science Foundation”

Information will be presented on NSF programs that support fundamental research in life sciences, and questions will be addressed about proposal submission and the NSF merit review criteria (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts).

12:30 -1:30 p.m. - Lunch and Learn Seminar for Students and Postdocs

“National Science Foundation Funding for Student and Postdoctoral Research”

Opportunities will be presented for student and postdoctoral research funding and questions addressed regarding NSF priorities for educating the next generation of scientists. 

Lunch to be served.

Currently a permanent program director in Molecular and Cellular Bioscienes, Karen C. Cone, Ph.D., recently retired from the University of Missouri where she was a professor in the Division of Biological Sciences for 21 years. Her research expertise is in plant genetics and genomics, with emphasis on epigenetic regulation of gene expression in maize. 


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