Postdoc Career Talk Series: Understanding and Navigating K99/R00 Application

Organized By:

Postdoc Association


Marshall A. Wolf Conference Center

Start Time:

February 28, 2024 2:00 pm EST

End Time:

February 28, 2024 3:30 pm EST

This career talk is designed for postdoc fellows who are interested in learning about and/or applying for the NIH K99/R00 award. During the talk, we will cover topics on different aspects of preparation, different stages of the application, and invaluable insights from recent K99/R00 awardees.

The panel discussion with open Q&A format provides a great opportunity for you to interact with the speakers on everything you would like to know about the K99/R00 award!


Michael Wheeler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Brigham and Woman’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Wheeler received his doctoral degree in Neuroscience at the University of Virginia in 2016 and trained as a postdoctoral researcher in Neuroimmunology at Harvard medical school. He was promoted to Instructor in 2020 and Assistant Professor of Neurology in 2023 at the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wheeler’s scientific training is in Immunology and Neuroscience, with an emphasis on using interdisciplinary approaches to study neuroimmune interactions that influence the function of the nervous system in health and disease. His lab focuses on neuroimmune cross-talk in behavior and disease and its regulation by glia, neurons, and immune cells. Dr. Wheeler is funded by K99/R00 and several R01 awards through NIH.

Harvey Roweth, Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine
Brigham and Woman’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Roweth received his BS degree in Biomedicine at the University of Reading, UK, and his PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK, where his thesis focused on the inhibitory effects of anti-depressants on platelet function. After completing his post-doctoral training in the Battinelli lab, Dr. Roweth was promoted to Investigator/Instructor within the Hematology Division at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In this capacity, he leads several research projects on how platelets contribute to tumor cell metastasis, and whether targeting platelet-tumor interactions through anti-platelet therapies offers a novel approach to limiting disease progression. His work is predominantly funded by a K99 award through the National Cancer Institute and explores how platelets support the earliest stages of tumor cell metastasis, including the generation of the pre-metastatic niche.

Shirley Wang, Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine
Mass General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Shirley Wang earned her Ph.D in Genetics and was trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Endocrinology. She is an Instructor at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is a recipient of the NIH Pathways to Independence Award (K99/R00). She received Advances in Mineral Metabolism (AIMM/ASBMR) John Haddad Young Investigator Award and American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Award. She serves as a board member of the AIMM society and the ASBMR Early-Stage Investigator Committee from 2023-2026. Dr. Wang will start her own research group as an Assistant Professor in the Charles and Jane Pak Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in April 2024. Her group will take an interdisciplinary approach that spans genetics, genomics, multi-omics, in vivo and in vitro models, to characterize how aberrant genetic factors can lead to skeletal disease and bone cancer.


Marshall A. Wolf Conference Center
Hale Building for Transformative Medicine (Hale BTM)
From 60 Fenwood Road lobby entrance.

Take the lobby staircase to the 2nd floor. Walk past the balcony overlooking the atrium and take the stairs on the left (Stair 2) to the 3rd floor. Once on the 3rd floor, exit the stairwell and take a right. The room is to your right through the double glass door, straight ahead.

Take S Elevator to 3rd floor. Take a right out of the elevator. The room is past the stairwell, on your right through the double glass doors.