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“Thinking Outside the Box”


Our 2023 Young Scientist Mentor Session was held on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30pm EST REMOTELY.

Our Experts Panel Discussion On “Thinking Outside the Box” was hosted by three successful STEM scientists creating waves in the industry with their unique career paths and choices.







We are pleased to welcome our 2022 moderators back for 2023!

Dr. Kavita Beri, MD
BE Mind Body Skin

Dr. Beri is a board-certified physician, author, and educator in the field of wellness, beauty, and cosmetics. She is the founder of BE Mind Body Skin an integrative and wellness cosmetic practice with a focus on creating beauty to empower one’s journey. With her clinical practice and unique approach to beauty, Dr.  Beri focuses on research and education on Yoga science, integrative health, and wellness as well as ancient esoteric philosophy, vibrational healing, and Vedic Astrology. She has been interviewed by leading beauty and spa magazines including Women’s Health, Euro Cosmetics, Household & Personal Care Today. She has presented at various national and international scientific conferences including Teen Vogue Summit in Los Angeles, Women’s Global Forum in Paris. Dr. Beri is highly published and an editorial board member for various national and international beauty magazines, as well as several scientific journals. She is a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Instructor E-RYT and Yoga Alliance Education provider specializing in Yoga Philosophy, also is an active member of the American Theosophical Society. She holds the title of Adjunct Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Visiting Scientist at the Center for Biomaterials Rutgers University, New Jersey. She was appointed as a Fellow of Regenerative Cosmetics at TRI Princeton in 2017


Kristen S. Labazzo, PhD, MBA is an assistant professor of professional practice and the undergraduate program director in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University. She has a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Rutgers University, an executive MBA from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a BA in chemistry from Caldwell University. Dr. Labazzo brings 15 years of experience in biomaterials, tissue engineering, and stem cell biology to academia, ten of which were in industry. As an educator, Dr. Labazzo has developed new industrial courses, a co-op program, and leads patient-centric research projects in collaboration with organizations for the disabled. She was the 2019 and 2021 Engineering Governing Council Professor of the Year in biomedical engineering, the recipient of the 2021 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Innovations and has been awarded multiple grants towards her efforts on helping the disabled and developing experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates. She was also recently appointed to be the chair of the Matheny School Board.