UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellows Symposium
Friday, March 20, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: UC Riverside, Pentland Hills Building, Room F-111/G-101
9:30-10:00
Registration
10:00-10:30
Welcome and Introduction
Exequiel Ezcurra, Director, UC MEXUS

María Dolores Sánchez Soler, Directora Adjunta de Posgrado y Becas, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)

10:30-11:45
Keynote Address:
Introduction:
Exequiel Ezcurra, Director, UC MEXUS
Keynote Speaker:
Antonio Lazcano
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Miembro de El Colegio Nacional
El Origen de la Vida: Entre la Incertidumbre y el Desconcierto (video available)

11:45-12:45
Lunch

12:45-2:45
Alumni Panel on Post-Graduate Employment (video available)
Introduction:
Susana Hidalgo, Academic Programs Officer, UC MEXUS

Moderator:
Norma Andrea Velazquez Ulloa
Assistant Professor of Biology, Lewis & Clark College
Neurosciences Graduate Program, 2003 Cohort, UCSD

Panelists:
Sharada Balachandran Orihuela
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
English, 2005 Cohort, UCD

Martha Bonilla Moheno
Investigador Titular “A,” Instituto de Ecología, A.C.
Environmental Studies, 2002 Cohort, UCSC

María de la Paz Celorio Mancera
Researcher, Stockholm University
Plant Biology, 2002 Cohort, UCD

Jose Rodrigo Castillo Garza
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas, Austin
Physics and Astronomy, 2002 Cohort, UCR

Ruy Cervantes Fregoso
Director Sociedad de la Información, Secretaría de Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología de Jalisco
Informatics, 2007 Cohort, UCI

Guadalupe Adriana Cruz Manjarrez García
Profesor-Investigador, Universidad de Colima
World Arts and Culture, 2001 Cohort, UCLA

Pedro Reynoso Mora
Senior Control Systems Engineer, Nikon Research Corporation of America
Mechanical Engineering, 2007 Cohort, UCB

María Bárbara Zepeda Cortés
Assistant Professor, Lehigh University
History, 2004 Cohort, UCSD


2:45-3:00
Break
3:00-5:00
Building an International Research Career (video available)
Introduction:
Wendy DeBoer, Director of Academic Programs, UC MEXUS

Moderator:
Guillermo Aguilar, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside

Panelists:
Marco Octavio Aburto Oropeza
Assistant Professor, UCSD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Luis Enrique Eguiarte Fruns
Investigador Titular “C”, Departamento de Ecología Evolutiva
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

María Inclán
Profesora-Investigadora (Associate Professor), División de Estudios Políticos
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

Oscar Prospéro García
Investigador Titular “C”, Departamento de Fisiología
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Valeria Souza Saldivar
Investigadora Titular “C”, Departamento de Ecología Evolutiva
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Magdalena Villareal Martínez
Investigadora, Departamento de Antropología
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social Occidente

Albert Zlotnik
Interim Co-Director, Institute of Immunology
University of California, Irvine (UCI)


5:00-5:30
Concluding Remarks and Reception

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