YKavli (Early Career Researchers)

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YKavli Mission

Our goal is to bring early career researchers (grad students, postdocs, staff researchers, assistant project scientists, non-faculty) together so they can meet, network and share research. YKavli hosts networking & research lunches and happy hours during the academic year. Additionally, YKavli hosts an annual retreat focused on job skills or career development.

We are always looking for presenters for the regular lunch and happy hour meetings – email kibm@ucsd.edu if you are interested.

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Current Academic Planning Committee Members

If you would like to present at one of the meetings, let us know! We are always looking for presentations 20-30 minutes for the lunches and happy hours. They should be casual, open to discussion and formats can include job talks, previous research, troubleshooting, and paper reviews.

Upcoming YKavli Events

There are currently no upcoming events.

Past YKavli Events

Displaying 1 - 5 of 44 past events. Click on each event name for more information.

Datesort ascending Event
Apr 15, 2021 - 12:00pm YKavli April Meeting (Zoom)
Jan 21, 2021 - 12:00pm YKavli January Meeting (Zoom)
Nov 19, 2020 - 12:00pm YKavli November Event: Virtual Fall Social
Oct 15, 2020 - 12:00pm YKavli October Meeting (Zoom)
May 27, 2020 - 12:00pm YKavli May Lunch (Zoom)



  • Alternative Muscle Club:
    provides an opportunity for young investigators in the academic, industry and medical sectors to present their work in a more relaxed environment. Its main goal is to build connections in the research community, and help learn about projects from other research laboratories and organizations.

  • BioEASI (Bio Education and Art for Science Innovation):
    a group of scientists from the University California, San Diego Division of Biological Sciences and the Salk Institute that are aiming to engage and educate the public on the newest scientific innovations.

  • Engaged Teaching Hub, Teaching + Learning Commons:
    university-wide resource that supports and facilitates excellence in teaching and learning through integration, connection, and ongoing assessment of initiatives leading to an engaged and inclusive educational environment.

  • Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum Berlin:
    topics relevant for senior postdocs and newly appointed PIs who want to start their own lab.

  • Graduate Student Events:
    a comprehensive resource for graduate students on campus.

  • grAdvantage:
    developed with input from industry leaders in the San Diego Community and provides a suite of resources to help participants develop essential leadership, teamwork and communication skills to become successful leaders in their field.

  • KIBM Innovative Research Grant Opportunities:
    solicits proposals for the support of innovative interdisciplinary research.

  • NeuWrite:
    a collaborative group of scientists from the UCSD Neurosciences, Psychology, and Cognitive Science departments. Meets every other week to critique writing samples, discuss science communication, and plan events to bring science to the community.

  • Postdoc Association:
    postdocs who volunteer their time to enhance the postdoctoral experience by organizing professional development programs and networking opportunities.

  • Research Communications Program:
    draws on scholarship in the sciences, science communication, science education, the arts and other fields to provide the guiding theoretical perspective and the practical experience that is critical to communicating effectively with a wide range of audiences, including those with questions or concerns about the methods, findings or implications of scientific research.

  • Young Investigator Funding Opportunities:
    a variety of available funding opportunities to get started with private support.