The 15th Annual Broad Retreat is here! 

We hope you’re all planning to attend the 15th Annual Broad Retreat, December 10-11 at the Hynes Convention Center! We wanted to call your attention to some items of note:

• Pick up your “NextGen” button near the information desk so everyone can know you are a Broad postdoc or graduate student!

• Visit the NextGen Association poster: “Addressing trainee concerns and mental health in the NextGen community” Poster #186, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 2nd Floor

• Attend Breakout Session: “Outbreak at the retreat!” at 1:00 PM on Wednesday (12/11) in Rm. 310 presented by NextGen Association alum Andres Colubri. More information here:

• Party! All trainees are invited to a special post-retreat party at McGreevy’s Bar, 911 Boylston Street on Wednesday (12/11), 4:30-7:00 PM.

NextGen Association 2019 Election Results

It is with great pleasure we announce the results of the 2019 NextGen Association for Postdocs and Graduate Students election.

The 2019 Co-chairs are Lisa Cervia and Victoria Beja-Glasser.

The 2019 Co-vice chairs are Naomi Li, Colles Price, and Elena Torlai Triglia.

The responsibilities of the elected officers will include convening planning meetings, requesting volunteers to coordinate specific events, and working with the Office of Academic Affairs to provide oversight to ongoing programs such as the faculty lunch series and the career development programming.

Thank you to all who voted.

You are all encouraged to stop by a NextGen Association planning meeting to learn about the Association and how you can get involved. The next scheduled open meeting will take place on October 30, at 12 Noon in the Olympus Room (1st Floor, 415 Main Street). All postdocs and graduate students are invited.

2019 NextGen Association Election Ballot

Please enter your votes for the NextGen Association for Postdocs and Graduate Students. Voting ends Monday, September 30 at 11:59 PM. You can vote for up to two (2) candidates.

As a reminder: The two highest-ranking candidates will be offered the co-chair positions; the remaining candidates will be offered vice-chair positions. Each position is to be held for a one-year term.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at

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Launch of 2019 Broad Trainee Retreat

Save the date! The Broad Institute Trainee Retreat will be held at the Samberg Conference Center at MIT on October 1, 2019.

The retreat will include scientists from MIT and Harvard communities representing over 1300 trainees. This retreat will give Broad Institute postdocs and graduate students the opportunity to step away from their work and learn about their career perspectives. Science is changing rapidly and the opportunities offered to doctorates are numerous. The type of scientists, the way of doing science, the collaborations between industry and academia and the career paths have changed drastically in the recent years. Therefore, the goal of this retreat is to demonstrate to trainees all the potential of their graduate studies and help them find the career path that suit each of them the most.