Getting the most out of your mentors
Mentorship can come from a lot of different places in the laboratory. Seeking out the right mentor for the right situation will help you learn and grow intellectually, as well as professionally. In this talk, you will learn how to assess potential mentors, communicate your strengths and weaknesses, and establish a working mentorship.
Anne L van de Ven is an Associate Research Scientist at Northeastern University, where she combines high throughput nanoparticle synthesis with quantitative imaging and multiscale modeling to study and optimize cancer treatment in preclinical animal models. As Assistant Director of CaNCURE and Research Coordinator of the IGERT Nanomedicine program, she is highly involved in the education and training of future of nanomedicine leaders. Anne received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Rice University in 2008. From 2009 to 2013, she developed optical techniques for real-time monitoring nanoparticle-based drug delivery and treatment response under the supervision of Dr. Mauro Ferrari. Dr. van de Ven has 12 years experience in translational nanomedicine, clinical collaboration, and pre-clinical experimental design. Her areas of expertise include: intravital microscopy, optical instrumentation, nanoparticle design and characterization, drug delivery, and animal models of cancer.