Bioscience Careers

March 20, 2021

“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: 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

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

April 15, 2016

“Building a Bright Career through Innovation”

Thursday, May 5, 2016 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Lee Weng, Ph.D., MBA Chief Strategy Officer and Board Director Kolo Medical, San Jose, CA To view a video of the panel: click here To view slides of the panel: click here   Looking at the current, highly competitive business landscape, many students may wonder how to start a new career

March 8, 2016

“From Ph.D. to Patent Law”

Thursday, March 31, 2016 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Connie Cheng, Ph.D. Patent Agent Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Seattle, WA To view a video of the panel: click here Patent law offers exciting career opportunities for scientists who would like to step outside the lab but still stay involved with cutting-edge technologies. As a patent agent

November 20, 2015

Entrepreneurship, Commercialization, and Startups in the Life Sciences: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, December 10, 2015 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Courtney Jones Law, Ph.D. Program Manager, WIN for Life Sciences Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association, Seattle, WA Josh Pan, Ph.D., MBA Founder and Principal S-Phase Ventures, LLC, Mountlake Terrace, WA Lucas Nivon, Ph.D. Co-Founder & CEO Cyrus Biotechnology, Seattle, WA To view a video of the panel: click

October 19, 2015

“Researcher, Writer, Consultant: Finding the Right Fit and How to Get There”

Thursday, November 12, 2015 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Brooke Anderson-White, Ph.D. Disease Area Analyst Oncology Resource Group, Seattle, WA To view a video of Dr. Anderson-White’s talk: click here Brooke is a PhD molecular biologist passionate about competitive intelligence, partnership building, and technical writing in the fields of oncology, microbiomics, and infectious disease. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship

May 6, 2015

“Convincing the ‘old guard’ of science and business to believe in the entrepreneur’s quest to change the future”

Thursday, May 28, 2015 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Leen Kawas, Ph.D. CEO & President M3 Biotechnology Inc., Seattle, WA To view a video of Dr. Kawas’ talk: click here Leen Kawas, Ph.D, is CEO and President of M3 Biotechnology Inc., an emerging company that is targeting growth-factor systems with a drug that could reverse the course of

Life in the Cloud: A Tech Industry Panel

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Jeremiah Wander, Ph.D. Researcher, Medical Devices Group Microsoft James Thompson, Ph.D. Research Scientist, Web Services Amazon Tim Blakely, Ph.D. Software Engineer, Machine Intelligence Google  To view the video of the panel discussion: click here Ever wanted to know what it’s like to work for one of the big

October 15, 2014

‘Master Class’ on Life Science Startups

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Robert Masterson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur in Residence – Center for Commercialization, University of Washington Board Director – Prevencio, Inc. View Dr. Masterson’s talk here. Startup life science companies provide important opportunities for bioscience Ph.D. graduates, allowing, for example, possible contributions that may change the way medicine is performed. It starts with

September 19, 2014

“Invention, Investment, and Incubation: Managing the Transition from Science to Business”

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Dhileep Sivam, Ph.D. Senior Manager – Special Projects Intellectual Ventures, Bellevue, WA Since graduating from the University of Washington with a PhD in Bioinformatics, Dhileep Sivam has held several positions at Intellectual Ventures, a Bellevue-based private equity fund focused on investing in invention. He has held roles

March 16, 2014

“Scientific Communications: Building Bridges Between Science and Business” 

Thursday, March 6, 2014 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

October 10, 2013

“Ignite Curiosity! Be the Teacher or Mentor That You Had or Always Wanted.” 

Thursday, October 10, 2013 Download a video of Dr. Shaver’s talk here Download Dr. Shaver’s powerpoint presentation here 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

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