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The Pub Club (Feb 17): The Mug Club – Danny Ducat
February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Pub Club is happy to announce that Dr. Danny Ducat has graciously agreed to lead a Friday Gathering on “Successfully Transitioning Into an Independent Faculty Position.” After introducing himself and giving us a few of the obstacles he faced during his transition and how he handled them, Danny has accepted the challenge of fielding questions from those attending. So between now and then, take a little time to contemplate what you think this transition might look like for you and what concerns or just questions you might have for Danny. We hope when all is said and done Danny leaves not just with a Mug but a smile as well.
As an Assistant Professor in the PRL & BMB at MSU since 2013, the transition from Postdoc to an independent faculty position is what Danny has spent his life doing for the past 4 years. After getting his B.S. right here at MSU in 2003, Danny went on to earn his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 2009. Danny then spent 2009 until 2012 as a Post Doctoral Researcher at Harvard Medical before returning home to MSU. Since his return, Danny’s lab has been using engineering and synthetic approaches to examine the biology and biotechnological application of cyanobacteria.