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ICS SOCIAL MEETING – Italian scientists in Italy and abroad: finding a career

Washington DC, March 16, 2017 – On March 19th the Italian Cultural Society of Washington D.C. will host its monthly Social Meeting: Italian scientists in Italy and abroad: finding a career. The moderator will be Dr. Ronald Cappelletti, retired physicist from NIST and Professor Emeritus of physics at Ohio University. The four panelists will be: Dr. Alberto Ceccon, postdoctoral fellow in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance – National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney diseases (NIDDK) – NIH, Dr. Francesco Tombesi, assistant research scientist – UMD and astrophysicist – NASA, Dr. Erica Bresciani, postdoctoral fellow in Oncogenesis – National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), NIH and Dr.Marta Pallotto, postdoctoral fellow in Neurogenesis and Neural Circuits – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH. These young Italian scientists will talk about their professional experiences focusing on the positive and negative aspects of being an Italian scientist abroad. They will also discuss the status of Italian science, the working conditions in Italy, and the role of post-doctoring in the US in helping scientists to return to suitable jobs in Italy or elsewhere in Europe.

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