Bioscience Careers

RECAP: Lisa Poole, Ph.D. Field Application Scientist at NanoString Technologies

Blog post written by Louisa Helms. ********************************* Lisa Poole is a Field Application Specialist at Nanostring. In her PhD, she studied basic DNA repair mechanisms under a fantastic mentor at Vanderbilt. She pioneered work focused on developing new methods, but also discovered that she liked a wider breadth of scientific questions at a shallower level,

RECAP: Alejandro Grajal, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Woodland Park Zoo

Blog post written by Louisa Helms. ********************************* Alejandro Grajal has a PhD in Zoology and is the CEO of the Woodland Park Zoo. He manages 350 employees, 700 volunteers, and a $45 million dollar budget. He credits his 5 rules for navigating a professional career path for getting him to this dream job at the

Fang Yin Lo, Manager in Bioinformatics at TwinStrand Biosciences

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Fang Yin Lo, Ph.D. Thursday, May 13th at 5pm, via Zoom Registration link for Zoom webinar: https://bit.ly/3h74nIH Bio: Dr. Fang Yin Lo leads a team of bioinformatics scientists at TwinStrand Biosciences, a DNA sequencing company in Seattle that uses a combination of biochemistry and informatics to reduce sequencing error rates from

“An Academic Career in STEM Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion”

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Charla Lambert, Ph.D. Thursday, May 6, 12-1pm, via Zoom Zoom webinar: https://washington.zoom.us/j/93266025786 Abstract: Charla is a population geneticist, alum of the University of Washington Genome Sciences Department, and inaugural Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Officer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. As a DEI Officer, she advocates for and implements

Anna Hughes, Research Molecular Biologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Anna Hughes, Ph.D. Thursday, April 22, 12-1 pm, via Zoom Registration link for Zoom webinar: https://uw-phi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AIkbJ4TfQaWyMy8Dw3qLjA Abstract: I am a Research Molecular Biologist in the Agricultural Research Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Within the Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention Research Unit I work to improve methods for the detection and

RECAP: Magali Dieny Eaton, J.D., LL.M., “Taking Research to Market Impact as a Career Launch (and Track?)”

Blog post written by Louisa Helms. ********************************* Magali Eaton is the UW CoMotion’s Assistant Director for Innovation Training and a faculty member in the School of Law. She epitomizes the fact that if you are motivated, you can accomplish anything. Magali grew up in rural France and knew that she wanted to do more in

“The Winding, but Purposeful Path: One PhD’s Non-Traditional Business Career”

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Shivani Ludwig, Ph.D. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 5-6 pm, via Zoom Registration link for Zoom webinar: https://uw-phi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IetYs3jEQU-gNdbKPVqSPQ Abstract: The first job after graduate school can seem like a career-setting, stressful decision if you aren’t 100% certain of what you want to do. Fortunately, as we’ve learned in these interesting times, the

Lisa Poole, Field Application Scientist at NanoString Technologies

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Lisa Poole, Ph.D. Thursday, February 25, 2021, 12-1 pm, via Zoom Registration link for Zoom webinar: https://uw-phi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YOub0qR9SY2VhyUcTuqhjA Bio: I’m a scientist with a wide variety of research experience. I started studying archaeal organisms in college, then progressed to human cell lines and in vitro systems in grad school. Then I rounded out

Alejandro Grajal, President and CEO of the Woodland Park Zoo

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Alejandro Grajal, Ph.D. Thursday, January 21, 2021, 12-1 pm, via Zoom Registration link for Zoom webinar: https://bit.ly/3goUUdi Abstract: I have a PhD major in Zoology and a minor in Tropical Conservation & Development. As CEO of a non-profit organization, I manage an annual budget of $45M and nearly 300 employees. I

“Taking Research to Market Impact as a Career Launch (and Track?)”

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Magali Dieny Eaton, J.D., LL.M. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12-1 pm, via Zoom Registration link for Zoom webinar: https://uw-phi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GGNv7Em9RUyjCp57eaGbHw Abstract: In this talk you will hear about how Magali turned her early entrepreneurial endeavors and academic research background into a career helping academics learn the skills to turn their research into

RECAP: Scott Smith, J.D., “Career Options in Patent Law”

Blog post written by Louisa Helms. ********************************* Scott Smith is a Copyright and Trademark Manager at CoMotion, the innovation partner at University of Washington aimed at providing tools, connections, and acumen to transform ideas into economic and societal impact. Scott earned his Bachelors degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA, his Master of Research

RECAP: Dr. Andrea Valladao, “From bench to business: A path to tech transfer”

Blog post written by Louisa Helms. ********************************* Andrea Valladao is a Manager of Innovation Development at University of Washington’s CoMotion: the UW’s innovation office which provides an array of services that are aimed at expanding the global economic and societal impact of the UW community. At CoMotion, Andrea is able to combine her love of

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