SEEDS sponsored a mentoring event of two dozen junior and senior faculty with the Mary Bartlett Bunge Distinguished Women in Cell Biology Lecturer, Susan Lindquist, at Sandy Lemmon's home on Tuesday March 24, 2009. After dinner, Dr. Linquist answered career questions supplied by junior faculty that included: 

  • What is the best life balance for you for a successful scientific carreer? What are some tips to being a working mom and having happy children?
  • How do you balance administrative and research responsibilties?
  • As women faculty, should we be hard on our female graduate students?
  • How do you say NO to committee service?
  • What do you think of providing an intermediate faculty position between a postdoc and assistant professor for women who want to slow down when they have young children?
  • In what way should we approach work in the biological sciences today, to be better prepared to suceed as biologists tomorrow? 
Susan Lindquist, Center Mary Bunge, left
Audience Mary Lou King introducing Dr. Lindquist