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

May 6, 2021

“An Academic Career in STEM Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion”

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Charla Lambert, Ph.D. Thursday, May 6, 12-1pm, via Zoom Zoom webinar: Abstract: Charla is a population geneticist, alum of the University of Washington Genome Sciences Department, and inaugural Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Officer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. As a DEI Officer, she advocates for and implements

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 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 31, 2016

“Facilitating science: Working in scientific program and operations management”

Thursday, April 21, 2016 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Alison S. Mehravari, Ph.D. Assitant Director of Operations Air Force Center of Excellence, University of Washington Institute for Neuroengineering, Seattle, WA To view a video of the panel: click here Do you enjoy the organization and planning aspects of science more than working at the bench? Consider a career in

May 6, 2015

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 16, 2015

“Beyond the Bench: Turning Community Building into a Career”

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Jenn Pang, Ph.D. Director Science and Math Institute, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA To view a video of Dr. Pang’s talk: click here Long before graduating from UW’s Molecular and Cellular Biology program in 2010, Jenn Pang was considering leaving the bench. While still in graduate school, Pang pursued opportunities

October 15, 2014

Transitioning From Academia to the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 5pm-6pm in HSB T-747 Pete Groblewski, Ph.D. Scientist I – Neural Coding Group Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, WA Download Dr. Groblewski’s powerpoint presentation here. Peter Groblewski recently joined the Allen Institute for Brain Science where he is a Scientist in the Neural Coding group. He is applying his extensive experience with rodent

‘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

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

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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