Dr. Shoba Subramanian leads and collaborates with an exciting team to drive the future of STEM PhD and postdoctoral training with a forward-thinking mindset. She uses scientific approaches for curriculum innovation while also directing the Career and Professional Development team at the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. She heads a major project to understand mentoring practices in the biomedical graduate and postdoctoral education. Prior to Michigan, she was Assistant Department Head for Graduate Affairs at the Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and an Assistant Teaching Professor, where she served on leadership in undergraduate, masters, and PhD programs from 2011-17. In the past decade, she has founded and taught several science courses alongside many professional skills courses, program series, and workshops. At CMU, she was a recipient of the Simon ProSEED grant for technology-enhanced learning and a Wimmer faculty fellowship. At Michigan she is an inaugural RISE fellow and is a fellow-PI on the NSF’s Innovations in Graduate Education grant. Nationally, she serves on many committees to advocate for equity and inclusion in graduate and postdoctoral training. She earned her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from CMU and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California in San Francisco and at CMU. She started in her current role in 2017, and holds a faculty appointment in CDB.