Committee for Scientific Training and Mentoring

The Committee for Scientific Training and Mentoring exists to bring career training and development opportunities to the scientific staff within the Danforth Center, foster a sense of community through scientific discussions and social functions, and facilitate communication throughout all levels of the center. Every non-PI scientific employee that joins the DDPSC community is automatically a CSTM member and is welcome to participate in all CSTM hosted events and make use of all CSTM resources.

CSTM logoBeing active in CSTM has helped me feel included in the Danforth Center community.

Sarah Rommelfanger Graduate Student, 2021 CSTM Co-Chair


CSTM Events

  • BioBash is an annual career networking and job fair event for young scientists. BioBash aims to educate and bring together the scientific community in St. Louis and discuss the broad range of career opportunities in life sciences. Scientists at all levels of their fields are invited to join! Read more about BioBash 2021.
  • Lunch discussions with invited seminar speakers.

Career Training

  • Resume workshop
  • Career fair prep workshop
  • Networking and negotiation workshop
  • Social/networking events
  • Travel awards: Three times per year, CSTM offers grants to help cover the costs of trainees to travel to conferences, and pay registration fees for in-person or virtual training experiences like workshops and non-degree courses

2021 Co-Chairs

Rachel Jouni

Graduate Student

Dr. Blake Meyers Lab

Erin Mattoon

Graduate Student

Dr. Ru Zhang Lab

Sarah Rommelfanger

Graduate Student

Dr. James Umen Lab

Trish Tully

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Douglas Allen Lab

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