Bioscience Careers

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: 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: 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

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

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

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