April 29, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
5:30pm-6:30pm in Orin Smith Auditorium, South Lake Union (SLU)
Ruwanthi Gunawardane, Ph.D.
Director, Stem Cells & Gene Editing
Allen Institute of Cell Science, Seattle, WA
Ruwanthi (Ru) Gunawardane is part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on building image-based models of cellular behavior. Ru joined the Allen Institute after spending 5 years at Amgen where she worked on assay development for multiple drug targets spanning oncology, inflammation, and cardiovascular diseases. Prior to Amgen, Ru worked at Ambit Biosciences where she was part of a small team of scientists that identified and characterized a potent kinase inhibitor that is currently in phase 3 trials. Ru is excited to combine her experience in both academic and biotech settings with her passion for cell biology at her current job.