Am I Doing This Right? (Best Practices for Life Sciences Research)

Center for Cellular Dynamics

Keynote: Dr. Christina Bennett, American Psychology Society

December 18, 2019 @ 02:15 pm to 05:00 pm

112 Borland Building
University Park

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This mini-meeting from the Center for Cellular Dynamics will highlight ways to avoid some of the most common mistakes made by life sciences researchers. Faculty and trainees from across Penn State are invited. Attendance is free, but registration is requested here.


2:15 Coffee and Pastries Available

2:30 Publishing with Integrity and Transparency (Keynote)

Dr. Christina Bennett, Publications Director at the American Physiology Society

3:30 Which Test is Best? Basic Rules for Navigating Statistics

Omar Hagrass, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Statistics, PSU

3:50 Common Pitfalls in Writing Grant Proposals: Do’s and Don’ts

Dr. Joseph Reese, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PSU

4:15 How to Get and Give Killer Letters of Recommendation

Dr. Carolee Bull, Department Head and Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, PSU

*** Students interested in joining a lunch with Christina Bennett should contact Latisha Franklin at


Emily Bell