Work-Home Life Balance for People with Families in Science

In this webinar, panelists from different stages of their career will share their experiences in balancing time between work and home while building their careers. This panel discussion will provide diverse experiences and perspectives on how to parent while working in academia and will provide opportunities for attendees to engage with the panelists through an audience-led Q&A session.

In this webinar, you will learn about diverse strategies on how students and faculty can find their own balance between work and home.


Kelly Subramanian, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Davis


Suzanne Hoppins, Associate Professor, University of Washington

Suzanne Hoppins was raised on a dairy farm in central Alberta, Canada. She attended Red Deer Community college and transferred to University of Alberta to complete her Bachelor of Science. Her PhD work was investigating the mechanism of mitochondrial protein import at the University of Alberta in Frank Nargang’s lab. For her postdoctoral studies, Suzanne worked with Jodi Nunnari at the University of California at Davis. In this time, she worked in S. cerevisiae and mammalian cell culture to study the mechanisms of mitochondrial fusion. She started her independent position at the University of Washington in the Department of Biochemistry, where she is now an Associate Professor and her lab continues to study mitochondrial fusion.

 Jeffrey Olimpo, Associate Professor, University of Texas at El Paso

Jeffrey T. Olimpo, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso. He has extensive experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating both small- and large-scale course reform efforts (e.g., CUREs), as well as in conducting faculty and teaching assistant (TA) professional development at the K-12 and postsecondary levels. His research utilizes both quantitative and qualitative methodologies and has been featured in such venues as the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) and CBE-Life Sciences Education. Olimpo is currently PI/Co-PI on several NSF-funded initiatives that seek to explore various dimensions of student learning and affect, TA professional growth, and the responsible and ethical conduct of research in CUREs. He is a member of the NSF RCN-UBE BioTAP network and serves as the Senior Editor for the Tips & Tools section of JMBE.

Sanjana Haque, Postdoc, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sanjana Haque is a postdoc at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying the mechanism of HIV latency establishment in microglia cells. She graduated from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center with a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, where she studied the effect of drugs of abuse on HIV pathogenesis-particularly through extracellular vesicles. She received her masters and bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Bangladesh, where she was born and raised. She has always been a bookworm- destined to be a researcher from childhood that inspired her to fly over 8000 miles to a new country all alone to explore her interests. She loves to read, watch Netflix, and recently cuddle with her 7-month-old son.


Starts: August 24, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Ends: August 24, 2022 1:00 pm EDT