Sarah Hamm-Alvarez (’86) advice on graduate schools

23 January 2018

Hi Chem Majors!

Carleton alum Sarah Hamm-Alvarez (’86) is our seminar speaker on Friday, January 26 (next week).  Sarah was a chemistry major at Carleton, but her interests lead her into biology and a medically-related, research career  –– which is reflected in the many titles she bears:

Sarah F. Hamm-Alvarez, Ph. D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Basic Research, Department of Ophthalmology
USC Roski Eye Institute
Keck Medicine of USC

Associate Dean, Basic and Translational Research
Director of Research Development, SC-CTSI
USC Keck School of Medicine

Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (secondary)
USC School of Pharmacy

While she is at Carleton, Sarah would like to meet with any students who might be interested in pursing graduate school, and a career, in medical research — to answer questions and offer advice. 

In a recent email, she wrote:

I’d be happy to meet with any prospective grad students who are interested in the more medical graduate disciplines that I’m engaged in such as medical and systems biology, immunology/inflammation, etc, if they are interested in what to look for in a program.  I can also speak to those who are generally interested in biomedical research programs in Los Angeles/Southern California and also Bay area. Since I’ve been here so long, and worked with some California medical school foundations, I can talk to students about the environments at USC but also UCLA, UCI, UCSD/Scripps, and Stanford.


David G. Alberg