Zoom-with-an-Expert (Zoom-WE) is a new CVG program launched in 2021 that brings pioneers in genome sciences from across the world to connect with CVG trainees in a virtual discussion. Each visiting expert sets aside 1.5 to 2 hours to discuss their research and recent papers, and answer trainee questions about career development, next frontiers in the field, DEI in science, mentoring and training, etc. The CVG Zoom-WE events are hosted by CVG Distinguished Scholars and/or Vertebrate Developmental Genomics T32 Fellows. The session may also feature a panel of Cornell faculty to enhance the discussion with their own expertise. The primary goal of Zoom-WE is to facilitate unique interactions between CVG trainees and leading experts.

The zoom links are shared via the Verge-L email list and CVG slack. For more information, please contact Praveen Sethupathy or Charlotte Williams.

Past Zoom-WE Events

Cassandra Extavour

September 10, 2021
Dr. Cassandra Extavour

Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University

Cornell Faculty Panel
  Dr. Corrie Moreau, Dept. of Entomology
  Dr. Chelsie Specht, School of Integrative Plant Science


Marianne Bronner

July 29, 2021
Dr. Marianne Bronner

Director of the Beckman Institute
Distinguished Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology

Cornell Faculty Panel
  Dr. Carrie Adler, Dept. of Molecular Medicine
  Dr. Leslie Babonis, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  Dr. Marcos Simoes-Costa, Dept. of Molecular Biology & Genetics