With the generous support of the UC San Diego Office of Research Affairs, nearly 25 researchers gathered at UC San Diego Jacobs Hall to learn about fully-funded fellowships to Japan and make connections across departments.
The session drew a variety of researchers at different career stages, including graduate students, postdocs and professors from UC San Diego and The Scripps Research Institute.
JSPS would like to thank JSPS fellowship alumni and UC San Diego Professor Mark Ellisman, Department of Neurosciences, and The Scripps Research Institute Assistant Professor Keary M Engle, Department of Chemistry, for sharing their experiences researching in Japan. Their talks were the highlights of the session, providing valuable insight through their first-hand experiences.
JSPS also thanks Kaori Kanemaru, JSPS Fellow from Japan, UC San Diego Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Satoshi Kabasawa, President of the Japanese Universities Network of the Bay Area (JUNBA) and Regional Director at Osaka University North American Center, for their participation in the short networking event following the session. Their participation added depth to the discussion as they were able to share viewpoints about the state of research in Japan and make connections that could lead to international and interdisciplinary research collaborations.
JSPS San Francisco thanks all attendees, and will continue to hold regular fellowship information sessions.
For more information about JSPS Fellowships, please click here.