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Spring 2014

[ Thursday, May 29, 2014 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-733
Download Dr. Payne's talk here
"Fair Balance: My career as a medical science liaison"
Shannon Payne, Ph.D.
Medical Science Liaison - Nephrology
Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Hayward, CA

As a Medical Science Liaison, Dr. Shannon Payne interacts with leaders in the pharmaceutical industry to identify emerging clinical issues and educate clinicians about pharmaceutics and medical devices. In this role, she actively manages investigator-initiated studies and clinical trial sites. Dr. Payne will provide her perspective on a career as a Medical Science Liaison. She will share the steps that she took to get there, from her Genetics PhD at UW, to her postdoc at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, to Program Manager and Senior Clinical Scientist positions at a molecular diagnostics company, and finally to her current position.

[ Thursday, May 15, 2014 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-733
"Grad, Grantee, Grantor: Navigating Non-Profit Career Paths in Global Health"
Jennifer Osborn, Ph.D.
Associate Program Officer in HIV Diagnostics
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA

Dr. Jennifer Osborn is an Associate Program Officer in HIV Diagnostics at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked at PATH as a Program Associate developing point-of-care diagnostics for low-resource settings. Drawing from these experiences, Dr. Osborn will discuss the differences of working at a grant-funded NGO compared to a funding organization and will highlight the different roles that a PhD can play in both of these types of organizations. She will also talk about her grad school experience and choices she made that helped prepare her for the non-profit positions that she has held.

[ Thursday, April 10, 2014 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-733
Download Dr. Sanowar's talk here
"From Academia to Industry"
Sarah Sanowar, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate, Genentech
San Francisco, CA

Work environments are becoming more diverse involving multidisciplinary collaborations in Academia and in Industry. Although each has distinctive ways of research, work and reward, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are well prepared for scientific careers in either. Dr. Sarah Sanowar will discuss her career path from graduate student and postdocotoral fellow in microbial pathogenesis to Senior Research Associate of Antibody Engineering at the biotech Genentech, highlighting differences to consider and how to successfully transition to Industry.

Winter 2014

[ Thursday, March 6, 2014 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-747
"Scientific Communications: Building Bridges Between Science and Business"
Arun Divakaruni, Ph.D.
Senior VP of Element Scientific Communications and Acting General Manager at Weber Shandwick
Los Angeles, CA

As Senior VP of Element Scientific Communications™ and acting General Manager at Weber Shandwick, Dr. Arun Divakaruni works with over 20 former scientists and science writers around the world to incite change through science. Holding a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from UCLA, Arun now helps to define strategies, create dynamic content, and develop engagement platforms for science-driven organizations. He and his team provide high-level counsel and tactical support to diverse clients, including pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device companies, as well as teaching hospitals and clean technology companies.

Arun will discuss specific challenges and experiences that have
allowed him to reach his position at Weber Shandwick and describe the intricacies of scientific communications.

[ Thursday, February 13, 2014 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-747
Download Dr. Moran's talk here
“Weighing Career Advice in Trying Times: Finding your Path to Professional Satisfaction”
Paul Moran, Ph.D.
Research Geneticist, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Seattle, WA

In the past three decades, the field of genetics has exploded and transformed the study of biology. Opportunities that unfolded for biologists in the past may not be available now, but new opportunities present themselves. Career paths can seem haphazard and accidental, but with some insight and hard work you can still “write your own ticket” to a rewarding and satisfying career. Dr. Paul Moran will discuss how you can position yourself to take advantage of “lucky breaks.”

Dr. Paul Moran is a Research Geneticist in the Genetics and Evolution Program of the Conservation Biology Division at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Moran's lab focuses on the application of genetic methods to explore the interface of basic and applied science in marine conservation.

[ Thursday, January 23, 2014 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-747 Download part one of Dr. Lyman's talk here
Download part two of Dr. Lyman's talk here
"Looking Back: Lessons Learned from My First 35 Years in Research and Biotech"
Stewart Lyman, Ph.D.
Manager, Lyman BioPharma Consulting LLC
Seattle, WA

Looking for some inspiration to kick-start your research or job hunt in the New Year? Join us for an illuminating talk by Dr. Stewart Lyman as he reflects on the lessons he has learned in his 35 years' experience in biological research and biotechnology.

During his 14-year tenure at Immunex, Dr. Lyman identified many important growth factor genes and served as the Director of Extramural Research, where his group managed about 2,500 research collaborations with over 1,000 academic investigators worldwide. He holds 26 U.S. patents and has authored or co-authored 130 scientific publications. In 2004 he started Lyman BioPharma Consulting LLC, and he is a frequent contributor of op-ed pieces on research and biotechnology for the Xconomy website.

Fall 2013

[ Thursday, December 5, 2013 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-747 Download part one of Dr. Watson's talk here
Download part two of Dr. Watson's talk here
Download part three of Dr. Watson's talk here
"A Biochemist's Career in the Wine Industry "
Bruce Watson , PhD.
Wine Consultant, Bruce Watson Wine Consulting
Seattle, WA

Do you enjoy drinking a nice glass of merlot, but never thought about how your bench skills could translate to the wine industry? A background in the field of Biochemistry or Microbiology provides a skill set that is valuable and by no means common in the field of wine production. Quality management and product analysis jobs provide unique career opportunities for individuals with scientific training. Wine production is particularly interesting as each vintage provides fruit with different character and new challenges, and a uniform, unchanging product is neither possible nor desirable.

Dr. Bruce Watson will talk about his experiences as a quality management supervisor for multiple wineries. Additionally, he has worked as a wine selector and community college teacher, and his expertise has led him to form his current wine consulting business.

[ Thursday, November 7, 2013 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-747
Download part one of Dr. Wesley's talk here
Download part two of Dr. Wesley's talk here
"Tales from the 'Dark' Side: The truth about science in industry"
Johnna Wesley , PhD.
Research Scientist, Novo Nordisk, Seattle, WA

Ever wonder about the truth of working in a for-profit research environment and the differences between academia, biotech, and big pharma? Mystified by what you can do at or beyond the bench?
Dr. Johnna Wesley will de-mystify the reality of transitioning between these various research settings and discuss career options in industry, beyond the bench highlighting the differences and similarities of working in industry-based research versus academic research. She is currently the Senior Manager of Animal and Human Research at Novo Nordisk. This position allows her the opportunity to be close to the science and play a key role in translating basic research to a clinical setting.

[ Thursday, October 10, 2013 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-747
Download a video of Dr. Shaver's talk here
Download Dr. Shaver's powerpoint presentation here
"Ignite Curiosity! Be the Teacher or Mentor That You Had or Always Wanted."
Jeff Shaver , PhD.
Science Education, Research & Outreach Specialist, Exo Labs Seattle, WA

Ignite curiosity! That is the goal of what we do at Exo Labs. Therefore, it is the goal of my talk to ignite curiosity around the use of new technology for engaging students and the general public in science research, providing new ways to conduct research, and bringing back the love of science that you often see with a group of energetic elementary-aged kids. During my talk I will show you how our Focus Microscope Camera works to connect microscopes to Apple mobile devices, and also tell the story of how I evolved from a PhD student, to a high school teacher, to an entrepreneur.


Spring 2013

[ Thursday, April 4, 2013 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-733
Download a video of Dr. Chertova's talk here
"Drugs, Money, and Trials: The Life of a Regulatory Medical Writer "
Cortney Chertova, Ph.D.
Medical Writer/Project Manager for Randstad Pharma, Seattle, WA

[ Thursday, May 9, 2013 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-625
Download a video of Dr. Parry's talk here
"Ph.D. to...High School? - One Teacher's Perspective"
Devin Parry , PhD.
Biology Teacher, Lakeside High School, Seattle, WA

[ Thursday, May 30, 2013 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-625
Download a video of Dr. Warren's talk here
"Preliminary Results - Observations on a Recent Transition from Graduate Student to Biotech Professional"
Sarah Warren , PhD.
Director of Research, Onofactor Corp., Seattle, WA

Sarah Warren is a founder and director of research for Oncofactor Corporation. Oncofactor is developing antibody therapeutics to overcome tumor-mediated immune inhibition. Sarah is responsible for leading the research efforts of the company, including project planning, target selection and prioritization, managing the scientific staff, and coordinating external research efforts. She is also involved in fundraising and presenting Oncofactor to potential investors and partners. Sarah founded Oncofactor while she was a fellow with the Accelerator Corporation, an investment group which funds and manages biotech companies in Seattle. As a fellow, Sarah was part of the team that identified and evaluated potential investments, and she assisted the existing Accelerator portfolio companies with their research efforts.

Winter 2013

[ Thursday, January 17, 2013 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-747
Download a video of Dr. DesRosier's talk here
"Has It Really Been 30 Years? A Not So Straightforward Career in the Life Sciences "
John DesRosier , PhD.
Executive Director
WA Life Sciences Discovery Fund, Seattle, WA

[ Thursday, February 7, 2013 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-625
Download a video of Dr. Berezow's talk here
"How a Microbiology Ph.D. Became an Editor, Science Writer and Book Author"
Alex Berezow, PhD.
Editor, RealClearScience; Co-author, Science Left Behind
Seattle, WA

[ Thursday, March 14, 2013 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-625
Download a video of Dr. Jeffress' talk here
"Getting Down to Business: Careers in Consulting"
Mara Jeffress , PhD.
Associate Consultant, Kantar Health, Foster City, CA


Fall 2012

[ Thursday, October 11, 2012 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-625
Download a video of Dr. Freedman's talk here
"Career Opportunities in Academia, Industry and Government"

Toby Freedman, PhD.
Author, Founder/President of Synapsis Search
Program Chair for the BioScience Forum, San Francisco, CA

[ Thursday, November 15, 2012 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-625
Click here for Dr. Urvater's Presentation Slides
"Patent Agent: A Not-So Alternative Career in Science"
Julie Urvater, PhD.
Patent Agent
Cooley, LLP, Seattle, WA

[ Thursday, December 6, 2012 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-747
Download a video of Dr. Ponce's talk here
"From Academia to Biopharmaceutical Development"
Rafael Ponce, PhD.
Scientific Director, Comparative Biology & Safety Sciences
Amgen, Seattle, WA


Spring 2012

[ Thursday, May 24, 2012 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-733
" Informal Science Education Careers "
Wendy Hansen, PhD.
Project Manager, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

[ Thursday, April 19, 2012 ] 5–6pm HSB
Marion Dorer , PhD.
Sr. Research Scientist Emerald biostructures, Seattle, WA


Winter 2012

[ Thursday, February 23, 2012 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-747
" Looking out the lab window- A serendipitous path from academic research to science commercialization "
Christiana DelloRusso, PhD.
Director of Commercialization Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association, Seattle, WA

[ Thursday, January 12, 2012 ] 5–6pm HSB room T-747
"Staying on Target: How to leverage a biomedical science career with a PhD"
Dr. Darren Begley, PhD.
Sr. Research scientist Emerald biostructures, Seattle, WA


Fall 2011

[Thursday, September 29th, 2011] 5–6pm HSB room T-625
Neile A. Grayson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Drug Development KinDex Therapeutics, Seattle, WA

[Thursday, October 20th, 2011] 5-6pm HSB room T-625
"From Amino Acids to Aircraft Fuel - Going Full Circle in Biology Applications."
Margaret McCormick, Ph.D.
Chief Operations Officer Matrix Genetics, Seattle, WA

[Thursday, November 17th, 2011] 5-6pm HSB room T-625
Is my career compass broken? A post-doctoral journey from public health research to academia, then back again."
David Sue, Ph.D.
Fellow in Microbiology Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

[Thursday, December 1st, 2011] 5-6pm HSB room T-733
The science of dark chocolate. Why a molecular biologist ended up in the world of cocoa.
Andrew McShea, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer ("Dr. Choc") Theo Chocolate, Seattle, WA


Winter 2011

[Thursday, June 2nd, 2011] 5-6pm HSC Room T-733
"The Rollercoaster Ride of a Biotech Startup: The Rewards and Challenges of Taking an Idea to a Commercial Product"
Gary K. Geiss, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist NanoString Technologies, Inc.

[Thursday, February 17th, 2011] 5-6pm HSC Room T-733
"Life after the Lab: Working in the Office of the Secretary of Defense" or "What's a nice scientist like you doing in a job like this?"
Andrew Mara, Ph.D.
Operations Research Analyst US Department of Defense (and former AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow)

[Thursday, January 20th, 2011] 5-6pm HSC Room T-733
"The Ups and Downs of a Career in the Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology Industry "
Dennis M. Miller, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Research and Preclinical Development ZymoGenetics, Inc.

Fall 2010

[Thursday, December 2nd, 2010] 5-6pm HSC Room T-739
"Scientific Communications: Translating and Communicating Data for the Public"
Arun Divakaruni, Ph.D.
Director, Scientific Communications Weber Shandwick

[Thursday, November 18th, 2010] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"Swimming with the Current: One Girl's Path from Biomechanics and Cartilage to Biomarkers and Global Health"
Jennifer Gardiner, Ph.D.
Associate Program Officer Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

[Thursday, October 21st, 2010] 5-6pm HSC Room T-739
"Biology is Technology: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life"
Rob Carlson, Ph.D.
Principal, Biodesic, LLC

Spring 2010

[Thursday, May 20th, 2010] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"Career GPS: Planning Your Route From Academia to Industry"
Chris Palatucci, Ph.D.
Founding Partner, Palatucci Executive Search

[Thursday, April 29th, 2010] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"A Road Well Trampled: The Career Wanderings of a Cell Biologist"
Michael Carleton, Ph.D.
Director of Core Technologies, Targeted Growth, Inc.

[Thursday, April 8th, 2010] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"The Rollercoaster of Developing Biotech Products"
Claudia Jochheim, Ph.D.
Principal Consulatnt, CMC Consulting

Winter 2010

[Thursday, March 4th, 2010] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"How to Write about Sex, Dogs, and Robots for Fun and Profit"
Bryn Nelson, Ph.D.
Freelance Science Writer & Editor

[Thursday, January 14th, 2010] 5-6pm HSC Room T-739
"Options Beyond Academia in Scientific Editing"
Laura Zahn, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Science
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Fall 2009

[Thursday, October 8th, 2009] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"Science Policy in the Global Marketplace: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
Steve Froggett, Ph.D.
Scientific Advisor
Foreign Agricultural Service, United States Department of Agriculture
Diplomacy Fellow
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, American Association for the Advancement of Science

[Thursday, November 5th, 2009] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"Demystifying the Black Box of Biotech: What Does a Scientist in Industry Actually Do?"
Heather Arnett, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Inflammation
Amgen, Inc.

[Thursday, December 10th, 2009] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"User Experience Research: Building the Right Product... Better"
Bob Silverstein, Ph.D.
User Experience Researcher
Microsoft Corporation

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Spring 2009

[Thursday, April, 2nd, 2009] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"My Life as a Medical Writer"
Clifford Mintz, Ph.D.
Owner and Principal
Mintz Medical Communications

[Thursday, May, 7th, 2009] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"Outside Academia: Bioscience Research in Pharma and at NASA"
Beverly Girten, Ph.D.
Deputy Division Chief of Strategic Management and Analysis
NASA Ames Research Center

[Thursday, May, 21st, 2009] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"Development of appropriate technologies for low resource settings: a multidisciplinary approach"
Gonzalo Domingo, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health)

[Thursday, June, 4th, 2009] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"From Bench to Bedside, via the Boardroom"
Eric Blackstone, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Technology Manager
UW TechTransfer

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Winter 2009

[Tuesday, January 27th, 2009] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"Some perspectives on teaching at an independent high school"
Erin McClelland, Ph.D.
Lakeside High School

[Thursday, February 26th, 2009] 5-6pm HSC Room T-625
"Preparing for opportunities in the biotechnology industry"
Shawn Iadonato, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Director
Kineta, Inc.

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Fall 2008

[ Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 ] 5-6pm HSC Room T-739
"From Benchtop to Bedside: Navigating the Path Through Clinical Research"
Ayana T. Moore, PhD, RAC
Clinical Research Manager
Family Health International

[Thursday, November 6th, 2008] 5-6pm HSC Room T-739
"From Lab Rat To Law Geek: Life As a Patent Attorney"
Karen S. Canady, Ph.D., Esq
Intellectual Property Counsel
Canady and Lortz LLP

[ Thursday, December 4th, 2008 ] 5-6pm HSC Room T-739
"Bringing Bench Science Solutions to Complex Problems: Careers in Scientific Consulting"
Adriana Alejandro Osorio, PhD
Senior Consultant
Booz Allen Hamilton

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Spring 2008

"Adaptation & Growth During Turbulent Times in Pharm/Biotech"
Stephanie K. Florio, Ph.D.
Research Training Manager, Global R&D Standards and Education, Amgen Inc

"Dealing with Data: From Bench Science to Medical Writing"
Kate Loughney, Ph.D.
Freelance Medical Writer

"Drug Development: From the Bench to the Clinic and Career Opportunities for PhDs."
Pranhitha Reddy, Ph.D. Scientific Director, Protein and Process Development, Amgen Inc.

Speaking truth to power: Careers in Science Policy"
Melanie Roberts, Ph.D. AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, United States Senate (2006-07) and National Science Foundation (2007-08)

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Winter 2008

"There and Back Again: One Doctor's Journey from Consulting to Academia"
Antoniu L. Fantana, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

"Starting a Biotech: How Great Ideas and Venture Funding Sometimes Work"
Pat Gray, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Science, Accelerator Corporation

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Fall 2007

"Science Education Outreach: Bridging the Research and Education Communities"
Maureen Munn, Ph.D.
Scientific Outreach Coordinator, UW Department of Genome Sciences

"Careers in Science: The Long and Winding Road"
Elisa Eiseman, Ph.D.
Senior Natural Scientist, RAND Corporation

"In and Out of the Biotech Industry"
Reitha Weeks, Ph.D.
Resident Scientist, Northwest Association for Biomedical Research

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Spring 2007

"Using Molecular Biology within a Natural Resources Agency"
Linda Rhodes, Ph.D.
National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA

"Taking a scientific approach to the classroom: Transferring lab skills to educational consulting"
Jennie Dorman, Ph.D., Senior Consultant
UW Center for Instructional Development and Research

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Winter 2007

"Life After Thesis: The Advantages of Teaching at an Independent High School"
Caryn Abrey Ph.D., Stephen Fisher Ph.D., Thomas Artiss Ph.D. & James Kellog Ph.D.
Science Faculty, The Lakeside School, Seattle, WA

"From fruit flies to floras: my journey from J-wing to Nature's Treasure House"
Karen E. James, Ph.D.
Dept. of Botany, The Natural History Museum, London, U.K.

" Sustainable Sciences Institute: A Global Science Collaborative "
Christine Rousseau, Ph.D.
Sustainable Sciences Institute, San Francisco, CA

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Fall 2006

"Highlights of Criminalistics and Crime Scene Investigation at the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory"
JoAnne Marzowski, Ph.D., Forensic Scientist
WSP Crime Laboratory

"Stem Cells, Hollywood and My Career in Public Affairs"
Shane Smith , Ph.D., Science Policy and Communications Consultant
Shane Smith Consulting, San Francisco, CA

"The ABCs of Biotech Careers: Academic Alternatives, Biotechnology Options and Corporate Science"
Linda Zuckerman, Ph.D., Associate Director, Bioanalytical R & D (BARD) and Mechanistic Pharmacology
Zymogenetics, Inc., Seattle, WA

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Spring 2006

"Suds is Serious Science "
Charlie Bamforth, Ph.D., DSc., Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Brewing Science, Department of Food Science and Technology, U.C. Davis

"Managing Federal Science: A Guide for the Perplexed "
David Klurfield, Ph.D., National Program Leader, Human Nutrition, USDA Agriculture Research Service

"Life Sciences Research: The New Frontier for High-Tech Companies "
Bree Mitchell, Ph.D. Research Scientist, Biomedical Life Sciences Division, Intel, Corp.

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Winter 2006

"Technology Transfer: Disseminating Discovery Science to Improve Medicine "
Michael Manion, Ph.D., Office of Industry Relations and Technology Transfer, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

"Science Photography "
Darlyne Ann Murawski, Ph.D.
Science Photographer/Artist

"Living by the Pen, not the Pipette"
Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D., Associate Editor, Analytical Chemistry and Journal of Proteome Research, American Chemical Society

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Fall 2005

"Opportunities in the Medical Device Industry and How to Reach Them"
Asha S. Nayak, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Principal Medical and Scientific Advisor Medtronic Vascular, Santa Rosa, CA

"Alternative Careers for Bioscience Ph.D.s "
Michael King, Ph.D., Associate Director, Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Medicine, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R & D, LLC, Raritan, NJ

"From Science To Law: Opportunities and Pitfalls "
Douglas Bradley, Ph.D., J.D.; Senior Attorney
Rosetta Inpharmatics LLC, Seattle, WA

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Spring 2005

"The Realities of Forensic Chemistry and DNA Analysis"
Gary Shutler, Ph.D. & David Northrop, Ph.D.
Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division

"Networking Your Way into Non-Traditional Careers"
Wendy Law, Ph.D.
Scientific Liason, National Cancer Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Winter 2005

"Translating Lab Experience into the Business World"
Beth Etscheid, Ph.D.
Director of Licensing, Washington Research Foundation

"When Worlds Collide: Science Journalism"
Ricki Lewis, Ph.D.
Science Writer

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Fall 2004

[ Wednesday, October 20th, 2004 ]
Careers in Undergraduate Education
Jennifer Loertscher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Seattle University

[ Wednesday, November 10th, 2004 ]
Business Development in the Biotech Industry
Davin Dillon , Ph.D.
Director, Program Management; Corixa Corporation

[ Wednesday, December 15th, 2004 ]
From Government Postdoc to Medical Science
Liaison Melissa Rhodes, Ph.D.
Erimos Pharmaceutical

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Spring 2004

Careers in Publishing
David Crotty, Ph.D.
Editor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Careers at "Think Tanks"
Michele Garfinkel, Ph.D.
Project Coordinator, The Center for the Advancement of Genomics

Careers in Global Health
Peter Small, M.D. and Douglas Holtzman, Ph.D.
Senior Program Officers, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Winter 2004

Careers in Research for the Developing World
Melinda Moree, Ph.D.
Director of the Malaria Vaccine Initiative, PATH

The Real X files:
A CIA Scientist
Careers for Ph.D.s at the "Agency"

Careers Albert Teich, Ph.D.
Director, Science and Policy Programs, AAAS

Careers as a Venture Capitalist
Patricia Beckmann Ph.D.
Venture Capitalist, Vulcan Capital

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Fall 2003

Biotechnology Start-Up and Management
Ronald A. Hitzeman,
President, Genotypes, Inc.

Careers in Educational Program Management
Clarissa Dirks,
Program Coordinator, Howard Hughes Undergraduate Programs, UW

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Spring 2003

Industry vs. Academia: A Panel of scientists who have done both!
Nancy Haigwood, Shiu-lok Hu and Jerry Cangelosi, Ph.D.s
UW faculty, http://www.washington.edu

Federal Science Policy: How Scientists Shape the Debate
Michelle Grifka, Ph.D.
West Coast Coordinator, Joint Steering Committee for Public Policy, http://www.jscpp.org

Science Museum Careers
Karen Kalumuck, Ph.D.
Staff Biologist, The San Francisco Exploratorium, http://www.exploratorium.edu/

Careers in Science Editing
Robert M. Frederickson, Ph.D.
Editor, Molecular Therapy, View Journal

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Winter 2003

Careers in Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs
Erica Jonlin, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Administrator, University of Washington

Careers in Science Policy
Sam Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Princeton University & former Congressional Advisor

Careers in Writing
Kathy Barker, Ph.D.,
Author of: At the Helm: A Laboratory Navigator

Careers Intellectual Property Law
William Christiansen, Ph.D., J.D.
Senior Attorney, Seed Intellectual Property Law Group

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Fall 2002

Science Education Careers
Mary Vail, Ph.D. and Wendy Law, Ph.D.
Program Manager/Teaching Scientist and Postdoctoral Fellow, Science Education Partnership, FHCRC

Grant Writing and Development Careers
Laura Streichert, Ph.D.
Development Officer, Seattle Biomedical Research Center

Careers in the Computer Industry
Shelly Farnham, Ph.D.
Researcher, Virtual Worlds Group, Microsoft Research

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Spring 2002

Getting an Academic Position
A Panel of New UW Professors
Shared job search advice and their experiences as new faculty.
A videotape of the seminar is now available in the HS Library Course Reserves labeled "Biological Sciences PhD Seminar: Getting an Academic Position"

Getting an Academic Position Panel Members:
Sue Biggins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Carolyn Friedman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Nephi Stella, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

Leo Pallanck, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Genome Sciences

David Perkel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Zoology and Otolaryngology

Science Publishing
Paula Kiberstis, Ph.D. Senior Genetics Editor of Science

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Winter 2002

Environmental Careers
Mary Ruckelshaus, Ph.D.
Research Associate at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Science Outreach Careers
Ethan Allen, Ph.D.
Director of Education Outreach, Institute for Systems Biology

Careers in Science Broadcasting
Jennifer Callahan, Ph.D.
Production Assistant at NOVA

Teaching at a Liberal Arts College
Stephen Arch, Ph.D
Professor of Biology at Reed College

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Fall 2001

Business Strategy
Nicholas Abbott, Ph.D.
Director of Business Strategy at Immunex

Science Writing
Carol Kaesuk Yoon, Ph.D.
Contract Writer for the New York Times

Careers in Museums
Sharon Birks, Ph.D.
Collection Manager for the Burke Museum

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Spring 2001

Science Policy
Mark Frankel, Ph.D.
Director of the Scientific Freedom, Responsibility and Law Program, AAAS

Business Development in Biotech
Charlie Hart, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, ZymoGenetics

Careers at NIH
Alan Willard, Ph.D
Director of Review, NINDS (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

Biotechnology Research
Steve Bain, Ph.D.
Executive VP and Chief Scientific Officer SkeleTech, Inc

Teaching at a Liberal Arts University
Cindy Fitch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology, Seattle Pacific University

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Winter 2001
Winter quarter funding came from the Biological Structure Department and the Neurobiology and Behavior Program.

Biological Software Development
Todd Smith, Ph.D.
President, Geospiza (Biological Software Development)

Careers in Technology Transfer
Jane Biddle, Ph.D.
Technology Transfer Consultant, Washington Biotechnology Foundation

Careers in Public Health
Deborah Burgess, Ph.D.
Public Health, PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health)

Science Education
Nancy Hutchison, Ph.D.
Director, Science Education Partnership

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Fall 2000

Careers in the Biotech Industry
Elidh Williamson, Ph.D.

Educational Outreach in a Science Museum
Dennis Schatz
Vice President, Pacific Science Center

Secondary Education: Teaching and Textbooks
Kristina Peterson, Ph.D.
Teacher at Lakeside High School

Teaching at a Community College
Michael Boyle, Ph.D.
Instructor, Seattle Central Community College

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