Bioscience Careers

April 15, 2021

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

November 26, 2020

“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: 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

November 20, 2020

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

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 28, 2020

“Career Options in Patent Law”

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Scott Smith, J.D. Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12-1 pm, via Zoom Registration link for Zoom webinar:…/regi…/WN_ZZuDWW6FSIKLXyaQCZHQJQ Abstract: Scott moved from researching discoveries to protecting them as an intellectual property attorney. He will talk about this change in career direction and the other smaller deviations along the way to his current

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: 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

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

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

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

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

May 30, 2013

“Preliminary Results – Observations on a Recent Transition from Graduate Student to Biotech Professional”

Thursday, May 30, 2013 Download a video of Dr. Warren’s talk here 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,

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