The Versatile PHD

The Versatile PhD (VPhD) is a web-based resource that helps MS, PhD, and MD/PhD students investigate and pursue careers beyond academia. Through the VPhD site you can join a thriving, supportive, web-based community, and dialog with other 'Versatile PhDs' both inside and outside of academia. SUNY Upstate is an institutional subscriber, providing our graduate students with full access to the VPhD "PhD Career Finder." This includes:

  • Hiring Success Stories
  • Career Autobiographies
  • Panel Discussions

For more details, see the VPhD University Membership page External link.

Logging in to VPhD

For full access to the PhD Career Finder, click the link below and enter your Upstate Network ID and password. This will establish your affiliation with SUNY Upstate and take you to the VPhD login page. You will need to set up a VPhD account unless you already have one. The College of Graduate Studies does not track individual students' use of VPhD, only anonymous aggregate usage data.)

Access for Upstate students, postdocs, and faculty. Restricted Access
Off-campus access requires your Network ID and password.

Access for Upstate Alumni Restricted Access
Requires your supplied username and password.
Please send an email to to request an alumni password.

Lei Mi-Mi, PhD

A research project led by Lei Mi-Mi, a PhD student in the College of Graduate Studies, has made the cover of a prestigious scientific journal.

Lei Mi-Mi, a student in the lab of David Pruyne, PhD, assistant professor of Cell & Developmental Biology, is first-author of the cover article in the July 9, 2012 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology. The journal's cover title is "Formins' Muscle Building Routine."

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