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Designing and Delivering a Dynamic Research Talk

Instructor Contact Information

Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, PhD
3121 Arbor Dr.
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
(415) 572-2252
[email protected]


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Participants: This course is designed for postdocs and GSRAs.

Course summary

Have you ever sat through a seminar, group meeting, or journal club and thought, "This talk is boring. When is it going to end?" Any presentation of your science − from a group meeting to a job talk − offers a key opportunity for you to establish your reputation. In this 90-minute seminar, you’ll learn how to apply professional delivery techniques, effective organizational strategies, and improved slide design to present science with impact. Actual examples from science presentations will be used to demonstrate how to present research − from data slide to scientific story − in a clear and professional manner, leaving your audience wanting to hear more.

The instructor is Dr. Cynthia Fuhrmann, Assistant Dean, Career & Professional Development, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Fuhrmann teaches workshops regionally and nationally, including annual conferences of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Dr. Fuhrmann has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UCSF and a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from UC Davis.