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2020 Symposium Virtual Schedule

Choose Your Own Adventure: Exploring Careers in Industry

Attend all 3! Must register for each.
Speaker bios found here.

Zoominar A (9:00-10:30am)
Welcome and Keynote Kickoff
[Register for Zoominar A: Keynote]

Welcoming Remarks with Associate Dean Kathy Gould 

Keynote Kickoff: Lauren Celano, CEO, Propel Careers

“Navigating Career Opportunities and Optimizing Your Career Search”

This talk will provide an overview of career opportunities in the life sciences sector for Ph.D.’s and postdocs with emphasis on the various skills, aptitudes, competencies, and personalities that thrive in various roles and organizations in this sector. Both research and non-research career paths will be highlighted. Additionally, tips will be provided in order to effectively engage your network to empower your search. Advice will be given for how to “break into” industry and tips will be provided for how to effectively engage with recruiters. Lastly, this talk will close with a few insights regarding how to track progress, focus your time and lessen the feeling of being overwhelmed.

Zoominar B (11:00-12:30pm)
Morning Panel Presentations
[Registration for Zoominar B: Morning Panel]

  • Ben Doranz, PhD, President and CEO, Integral Molecular
  • Becca Senter, PhD, Associate Director, Non-Clinical Research, Flexion Therapeutics
  • Brian Yaspan, PhD, Senior Scientist, Human Genetics, Genentech
  • Larry Zeitlin, PhD, Co-Founder, Mapp Biopharmaceutical

Zoominar C (1:oo-2:30pm)
Afternoon Panel Presentations
[Registration for Zoominar C: Afternoon Panel]

  • Uade da Silva, MBA, PhD, Associate Director, Global Regulatory Affairs, Merck
  • Kim Riley, PhD, Senior Clinical Research Associate, PPD
  • Todd Townsend, PhD, Regional Medical Scientific Director, Merck
  • Rebecca Dise, PhD, Head of IP Operations Strategy and Manager Docketing, AstraZeneca