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.
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.