Bioscience Careers

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

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

January 28, 2016

“On the Path to a Diagnosis”

Thursday, February 18, 2016 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Lee Kaplan, Ph.D., FACMG, CC, ASCP(CG)CM Director of Cytogenetics BayCare Laboratories, LLC, Tampa, FL To view a video of the panel: click here Lee is a PhD Clinical Cytogeneticist who is passionate about helping patients and physicians reach a diagnosis. She works in the prenatal, pediatric, and oncology

December 16, 2015

“Working in Small Company Biotech”

Thursday, January 28, 2016 5:30pm-6:30pm at South Lake Union in the Orin Smith Auditorium Mark Branum, Ph.D. Director Theraclone Sciences, Seattle, WA To view a video of the panel: click here Mark is a Ph.D. Biochemist with an industry career focused in small company biotech. He is currently a Director at Theraclone Sciences focused on immune-oncology, previously Mark was

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

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

March 2, 2015

“Freelancing, contracts and careers in eLearning”

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Sandlin Seguin, Ph.D. eLearning Specialist Tableau, Seattle, WA View Dr. Seguin’s talk here. Sandlin Seguin, PhD is an (new) eLearning Specialist at Tableau. Her brief career since defending in 2011 has included freelance work in text book editing, text writing, course and contracts in curriculum development and

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

October 9, 2014

“Getting that first biotech job: stories from a recent graduate”

 Download the slides from Dr. Ramirez’s talk here Thursday, October 9th, 2014 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Arturo Ramirez, Ph.D. Research Scientist RareCyte, Seattle, WA Download Dr. Ramirez’s powerpoint here. Upon graduating from UW’s Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program in 2010, Dr. Ramirez joined the small, Seattle-based biotech RareCyte, whose mission is to understand how

May 29, 2014

“Fair Balance: My career as a medical science liaison”

Thursday, May 29, 2014 Download Dr. Payne’s talk here 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

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