CDW1 Setting Up and Managing Your Lab

Program: Career Development Workshops
Translational Session
Friday, April 1, 2016: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Room 204 (BCEC)

Mark Stephen Roberson, PhD, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

Mark Roberson earned a PhD at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1990 and completed five years of postdoctoral research training in molecular endocrinology at the medical schools at University of Iowa and Oregon Health and Sciences University. He became a faculty member at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 as an Assistant Professor; was appointed Associate Professor with indefinite tenure in 2001; and was appointed Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Professor of Physiology in 2007.

Nothing to Disclose: MSR

After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss start-up packages and know how to bargain for equipment.
  • Plan research goals for the first year including what to buy, who to contact for deals, and how to budget.
  • Understand the types of facilities and how to purchase equipment.
  • Identify areas to find funding and how to allocate start-up packages and grant money.
  • Understand what types of personnel to hire (students, techs, and post-docs) and the pros and cons of each.
  • Understand the importance of mentorship and teaching to students and fellows.
  • Understand how the basic requirements for promotion and steps to achieve tenure should be considered as the lab is being established.