Bioscience Careers

“Always carry a notebook: My career in science writing and media relations”

Bioscience Careers Seminar with James Urton, Ph.D. Thursday, March 5 2020, 5-6PM, HSB T-747 Abstract:   James is a cell biologist who hasn’t picked up a pipet in years. He spends his days in the University of Washington News Office, where he covers news and discoveries from 15 departments and institutes. He writes press releases, edits copy, pitches reporters, fields media requests, reads

“Storyteller, Writer, and Scientist”

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Adam Ruben, Ph.D. Thursday, February 13 2020, 5-6PM, HSB T-747 Adam Ruben is a writer, comedian, and molecular biologist. He has appeared on the Food Network’s Food Detectives, the Science Channel’s Head Rush and How Do They Do It?, the Weather Channel’s Weather Gone Viral, the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the

Save the Date: Dr. Adam Ruben, February 13th 2020

Save the Date: Bioscience Careers Seminar with Dr. Adam Ruben on Thursday, February 13th 2020

Save the Date: Dr. Drew MacKellar, 14 May 2020

Save the Date: Bioscience Careers Seminar with Dr. Drew MacKellar on Thursday, May 14 2020

Save the Date: Dr. Fang Yin Lo, 16 April 2020

Save the Date: Bioscience Careers Seminar with Dr. Fang Yin Lo on Thursday April 16 2020

Save the Date: Dr. James Urton, 5 March 2020

Save the Date: Bioscience Careers Seminar with Dr. James Urton on Thursday March 5, 2020

“A Mission-Driven Career: Solving National Security Challenges in Biodefense”

Thursday, January 23rd 2020, 5-6PM, HSB T-747 Dr. Rachel Bartholomew is a Senior Research Scientist and Technical Team Lead in the Global Security, Technology, and Policy Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She has ~20 years of experience applying molecular biology to address challenges related to national security, policy and non-proliferation. She has led projects

RECAP: Dr. Glenna Foight, “Finding Exciting Science in Industry”

Dr. Foight received her undergraduate education at North Carolina State University where she became interested in protein structure. She decided to apply this interest by pursuing structural and computational biology in her Ph.D. work at MIT where she used peptide libraries to study the determinants of protein-peptide interaction specificity and to engineer specific inhibitors of Bcl-2 protein family members.  

“Finding Exciting Science in Industry”

Thursday, November 14th 2019, 5-6PM, HSB T-747 Glenna Foight, PhD Senior Scientist Lyell Immunopharma, Seattle, WA Glenna Foight’s scientific interests are in using protein engineering to enable new approaches for controlling cells for basic research and cell therapies. Since leaving her postdoc at UW at the end of 2018, she has been a senior scientist

“Taking the leap: bootstrapping a startup in the genomics market”

Thursday, April 25th 2019, 5-6 PM, HSB T747 Ivan Liachko, PhD Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist Phase Genomics, Seattle, WA Ivan did his postdoctoral work in the Dept of Genome Sciences at UW. After two decades of academic research and zero business experience he decided to commercialize a promising method that had the potential to benefit

RECAP: Dr. Karen Peterson, “Hope Is Not A Plan: Coaching Scientists for Success”

Dr. Peterson was born in Washington DC, the home for her family for many generations and spent 5 years there before her parents made the decision to move out to Livermore, CA. At the time, this town was known for two things: being home to the Lawrence Livermore National lab, and as a place where

“Life Is Short: You Do You”

Thursday, March 7th 5:00 – 6:00pm in Health Sciences Building T-Wing Room T-747 Frieda Chan, Ph.D.  Patent Agent  Seed IP Law Group, Seattle, WA   Dr. Frieda Chan is a patent agent, an accomplished Ph.D. scientist, an inventor, a NIH and NSF grant recipient, a world-class musician, a medalist at international rowing regatta, a titled handler at national agility

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