Academic websiteS

Personal academic websites are an essential tool for sharing your research and marketing yourself as an academic. Increasingly during the faculty application process hiring committees expect to see your personal website in addition to your standard documents. This workshop will focus on the ins and outs of creating content for your website, including how to frame your research interests, and offer feedback on existing websites. Faculty who have experience building websites and regularly look at them to assess potential colleges will join us. So come with an idea or nothing at all, and by the end, you should have the tools to build a great website.

Celine Young   Program Manager for the Postdoc Academy

Celine Young

Program Manager for the Postdoc Academy

Dr. Young completed her PhD and postdoc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Throughout her graduate studies, she instructed undergraduates classes, advocated for biomedical research, and represented graduate students on school-wide committees. She holds a BS in Biology from Bradley University in Peoria, IL.

Christopher Schmitt   Assstant Profesor at Boston University

Christopher Schmitt

Assstant Profesor at Boston University

I am Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology, and co-director with Dr. Eva Garrett of the Sensory Morphology and Genomic Anthropology Lab (SMGAL) at Boston University. I also conducted research as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics at UCLA, and as a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Dr. Leslea Hlusko at the Human Evolution Research Center in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley. In 2010, I received my Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from New York University under the auspices of the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, a multi-institutional NSF/IGERT-funded graduate program, and the Center for the Study of Human Origins. My central research questions involve primate development and life history and incorporate techniques from behavioral ecology, morphometrics, and genomics in two primate models: New World atelins and Old World vervets. I use biomedical and genomics-based methodologies to better understand primate development. Through intensive fieldwork across Africa and the Caribbean with the International Vervet Research Consortium I have collected biological samples from over two thousand wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus spp.). Here is a link to my website: