For the first time in ten years, JSPS San Francisco held fellowship information and networking sessions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). With the generous help of The Office of Career & Professional Development, nearly 30 participants gathered at the UCSF Parnassus and Mission Bay Campuses to learn about fully-funded fellowships to Japan and connect with fellow researchers.
The sessions drew a variety of researchers at different career stages from different fields, including late-term doctoral students, postdocs and professors in Medicine, Biochemistry and Bioengineering, among others. UCSF administrators also attended to learn about the fellowship programs.
JSPS would like to thank JSPS fellowship alumni Kathy Giacomini (UCSF Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences) and Amanda Herberger (UCSF Postdoctoral Research Scholor, Department of Endocrinology), for sharing their experiences researching in Japan. Their talks were the highlights of the sessions, providing valuable insight through their first-hand experiences.
JSPS also thanks UCSF-based JSPS Postdoctoral Fellows from Japan, Takeshi Yoneshiro (Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, Diabetes Center), Tatsuya Tsukui (Department of Medicine, Lung Biology Center) and Junji Suzuki (Department of Physiology) for their participation in the short networking event following the session. They shared viewpoints about the state of research in Japan and made connections that could lead to international and interdisciplinary research collaborations.
JSPS San Francisco will continue to hold regular networking info sessions at universities around the Bay Area, and welcome all interested researchers to attend.
For more information about upcoming info sessions, as well as fellowship eligibility and other details, please contact the JSPS San Francisco Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at our website: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-fellow/