Bioscience Careers

“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

Lumen Bioscience: Benjamin Jester, Ph.D.

Thursday, February 7th 2019 5:00 – 6:00pm in Health Sciences Building T-Wing, Room T-747 Benjamin Jester, Ph.D. Scientist, Lumen Bioscience Seattle, WA Ben Jester’s scientific interests have been driven by a desire to work at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. After completing a bachelors in biochemistry, he spent three years as a technician

“Hope Is Not A Plan: Coaching Scientists for Success”

Thursday January 10th, 2019 5:00 – 6:00 pm in Health Sciences Building T-625 Karen Peterson, PhD Director of the Office of Scientific Career Development Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Dr. Karen Peterson is the Scientific Ombuds and Director, Office of Scientific Career Development at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is the author of

Save the Date: Dr. Ingrid Pultz, 4 April 2019

Save the Date: Dr. Frieda Chan, 7 March 2019

Save the Date: Dr. Karen Peterson, 10 January 2019

Dr. Karen Peterson is the Director of the Office of Scientific Career Development, Scientific Ombudsman, and Human Biology Admin at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

RECAP: Dr. Christie Wilcox, PhD, “Finding Your Voice: From Scientist to Science Writer”

Blog post written by Taylor Wang. ********************************* October 25th: “Finding Your Voice: From Scientist to Science Writer” Dr. Christie Wilcox, Ph.D. Science Writer Editor, SciShow   If someone had asked young Dr. Christie Wilcox what she wanted to be when she grew up, the last thing on her mind would have been science. As an

“A Career Taking Off: Biosciences in the Aerospace Industry”

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5 – 6 PM Room T-739 (HSB, T-wing), refreshments provided Dr. Brittany Weldon, Ph.D. Environment, Health, and Science Toxicologist The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA Dr. Brittany Weldon is an Environment, Health, and Safety Toxicologist for Boeing where she provides chemical safety and human health support to Boeing’s aerospace manufacturing factory operations, to

“Finding Your Voice: From Scientist to Science Writer”

Thursday October 25th, 2018 5:00 – 6:00 pm in Health Sciences Building T-625 Dr. Christie Wilcox, Ph.D. Science Writer Editor, “SciShow” At five years old, Christie Wilcox told her teacher she liked to “open the mouths of dead geckos to look at their tongues”—an obsession with animals that has blossomed into a science writing career.

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