BioBash is a community-driven annual career networking and job fair event hosted by the Committee for Scientific Training and Mentoring (CSTM) at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
The goal of this event is to educate and bring together the scientific community in St. Louis and discuss the broad range of career opportunities in life sciences.
This one-day event consists of a panel discussion featuring a diverse group of professionals who offer their insights and advice for the scientists on how to navigate their career journeys and find fulfillment.
Following the panel, the attendee have the opportunities to practice a career pitch, attend the job fair and networking mixers. It will help shape the science of tomorrow by supporting the future leaders within the field. By fostering early-career scientists and bringing new jobs to the region, the Danforth Center is encouraging discoveries and ensuring that St. Louis continues to be a leader in agtech and biotech.
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023
- 1:30 - 1:35 p.m. Opening Remarks
- 1:35 - 2:45 p.m. Career Panel Discussion
- 2:45 - 3 p.m. Break
- 3 - 3:45 p.m. Career Pitch Contest
- 3:45 - 4 p.m. Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks
- 4 - 5:30 p.m. Job Fair & Networking Session
Meet the Panelists
Doug Allen, PhD
USDA-ARS Scientist & Principal Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Mary Fernandes, PhD
President and Co-founder, Solis Agrosciences
Executive in Residence, BioGenerator
Larry Gilbertson, PhD
Retired Distinguished Science Fellow, Bayer
Visiting Scientist, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Jagdeep Kaur, PhD
North America Market Development Manager, Bayer
Meet the Co-Chairs
Dr. Slotkin Lab
Dr. Allen & Bart Labs
Plant Growth Facility
Dr. Slotkin Lab
CSTM is a self-governed group that represents and supports graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technical staff. Through CSTM, trainees have access to career development workshops, enhancing skillsets in scientific techniques, leadership, communication, and more. CSTM also promotes a strong community through sponsoring scientific events, networking and social functions, and facilitating communication at all levels of the Center.