Bioscience Careers

May 24, 2021

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,

May 11, 2021

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

February 16, 2021

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

October 30, 2020

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

October 9, 2020

“From bench to business: A path to tech transfer”

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Andrea Valladao, Ph.D. Thursday, October 22, 2020, 12-1 pm, via Zoom Registration link for Zoom webinar: https://bit.ly/3npdipF Abstract: Andrea is an immunologist now working as a technology manager at UW CoMotion. Andrea works with UW faculty and investigators to bring their high-impact technologies to market. She evaluates early-stage technologies, advises investigators

January 7, 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

November 18, 2019

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.  

October 21, 2019

“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

April 5, 2019

“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

January 18, 2019

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

October 30, 2018

“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

April 29, 2016

“Career Transitions in the Biological Sciences; Navigating between Academia and Biotech”

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

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