Date: 5/9/2023 17:00 – 18:00
This is the first session in a series of three online fireside chats organised by the ALBA Network with the aims of understanding what’s not working in existing mentoring programmes in (neuro)science and identify the challenges and unmet mentorship needs of the next generation of scientists across the globe. The feedback from these sessions will be used to develop a tailored ALBA mentoring programme.
17:00 – 17:10 Introduction – What is a mentoring programme and what is the mentor-mentee partnership meant to help with
17:10 – 17:30 Presentations – Experiences with mentoring by Dr Angeline Dukes and Dr Florencia Fernández-Chiappe
17:30 – 17:50 Breakout rooms – What would you expect/like to receive from a mentorship programme?
17:50 – 18:00 Concluding remarks – What have we learned?
Dr. Angeline Dukes is a daughter of immigrants and a first-generation college graduate. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in biology from the Historically Black College/University, Fisk University. Then she earned her Masters and PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine. She is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota where she actively supports historically marginalised researchers through leading her own diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Dr Florencia Fernández Chiappe completed her undergraduate degree and PhD from the University of Buenos Aires in the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, with fellowships for both from The National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). She was named a Boston University Center for Systems Neuroscience Distinguished Fellow in 2023 and joined the Younger lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Florencia is a board member for the Argentinian Society for Neuroscience Research and a member of the eLife Early Career Advisory Group. She is actively engaged in science outreach, contributing to books, articles and podcasts, including Oh, la humanidad, a science communication podcast.