Pan Pan recently presented a Beyond the Lab seminar

Pan Pan, Ph.D., from AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, Maryland, presented a Beyond the Lab seminar on April 28. The presentation was titled "Don’t Be Afraid of Change—My Journey After Graduation.”

Pan is currently a senior scientist in the field of cancer immunology and cell biology. She has a extensive experience with in vivo animal studies and in vitro molecular studies.Pan is a graduate of the KU Pharmacology & Toxicology Ph.D. program working withRick Dobrowsky.

Dobrowsky stated, “Dr. Pan provided a very nice overview of her research transition from her Ph.D. work in neuroscience to her postdoctoral and professional efforts in cancer biology at AstraZeneca. A strength of her talk was the message to not fear change and accept new scientific challenges that build on your existing strengths. In Pan’s case, she built upon her in vivo pharmacology skills developed as a graduate student and applied them to cancer biology to fill niches needed by her employers. This necessitated her to address new scientific challenges and surgery techniques to drive projects forward. To increase your chance of getting noticed for a first interview when applying to positions within pharma, she provided a clear message of the need to briefly and concisely present your strongest skill sets that match keywords in job descriptions. It was a great overall message and Pan continues to use her skills to climb the career ladder at AstraZeneca.”

The Beyond the Lab Seminar Series explores topics for students, postdocs, and researchers outside of the classroom and lab settings. This provides them an expanded outlook for future career advancement.