Dr. Melissa Clarkson will teach us to improve our visual communication using the principles of design. Dr. Clarkson is a professor of Bioinformatics here at UK, but in addition to her scientific training she completed a Masters in Design at Carnegie Mellon University. Since joining the UK faculty she has been active in helping graduate students and postdocs improve their professional skills; she has led workshops on communication, writing, and presenting.
Dr. Clarkson has previously written about her methods for improving visual communication. More information can be found in her article for the IEEE Professional Communication Society. Dr. Clarkson also maintains a website with additional professional development resources.
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP so we can anticipate how much food to provide.