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Cell and Developmental Biology Early Career Inclusive Excellence Seminar Series

The Cell and Developmental Biology Early Career Inclusive Excellence Seminar Series was launched in Fall 2021 by the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Illinois and will continue in Spring 2022. The goal of this seminar series is to provide talented postdocs from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to present their research and engage with our scientific community. The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology is committed to promoting an inclusive community that is open, just, and welcoming for all. Read our statement.

Postdoctoral fellows studying any aspect of cell and developmental biology are welcome to apply; applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule a visit to the university in person or virtually. During the visit, the speakers will have the opportunity to present their research during the department's seminar series and to meet with faculty, postdocs, and students. The department will cover travel expenses and lodging for in-person visits, and provide an honorarium to the speaker.

January 3, 2022 is the application deadline to be considered for the Spring 2022 seminar. To apply, please upload a single pdf file containing all of the required documents to this web form: go.illinois.edu/CDBEarlyCareerSeries. Required documents include a curriculum vitae, a one-page research statement describing research accomplishments and future interests, and a short statement (less than 1 page) about the applicant’s experiences with promoting diversity and inclusivity in science.

For additional questions, please contact Laura Martin, departmental office administrator, at lmmartin@illinois.edu, or Xin Li, CDB seminar committee chair and assistant professor, at lixin@illinois.edu.


Departmental Seminars

Wednesdays, 12–1 p.m. in Charles Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

Department Seminar Calendar


Student and Postdoc Seminars

Mondays, 12–1 p.m. in Charles Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

Grad and Postdoc Seminars Calendar


Annual CDB Retreat

Learn about past retreats


Contact: Laura Martin
Phone: (217) 265-0046
E-mail: lmmartin@illinois.edu