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Free Virtual Career Blitz For Life Science Graduate Students and Postdocs, Sponsored by UNC-Chapel Hill, October 14th 1-4:30pm CST

Posted by on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in Announcements .

Virtual Career Blitz For Life Science Graduate Students and Postdocs

A career exploration event sponsored by UNC’s Training Initiatives in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TIBBS) program

Date and Time: Thursday, October 14th from 2-5:30pm(EST)

Location: Via zoom (links sent to registrants)

Please register for the Career Blitz at:

At the Career Blitz 24+ PhD-trained scientists from more than a dozen different career tracks will be on hand in a casual setting to answer your questions about what they do, how they navigated their career paths, and how you can follow in their footsteps. Each scientist, or pair of scientists with similar careers, will briefly describe their career and then answer questions from individuals interested in networking.

Bios of all visiting scientists are available at the event website:

 See below for a list of currently confirmed presenters:

 Medical and Science Writing

  • Julia DiFiore, Impact Pharmaceutical Services | LinkedIn
  • Amanda Borrow, Daiichi Sankyo | LinkedIn

Computational, Data Science

Entrepreneur/”C” Suite

  • Julie Ledford, CSO RaeSedi | LinkedIn

Medical Science Liaison

  • Sarah Taves, Teva Pharmaceuticals | LinkedIn

Clinical Trials Management

  • Emilia Zywot, UNC Blood Center | LinkedIn

Big Pharma R&D

Industry Postdocs

Regulatory Affairs

Grant Writer in Biotech

  • Xiaohu Xie, Eva Garland Consulting, LLC | LinkedIn

Venture Capital

  • Ben Scruggs, Hatteras Venture Partners | LinkedIn
  • Jon Edwards, Red Tree Venture Capital | LinkedIn


  • Amelia Bachleda, University of Washington | LinkedIn
  • Sarah Windsor, North Carolina Biotech Center | LinkedIn


  • Soundar Regunathan, Neuroscience Research Consulting | LinkedIn
  • Waylin Yu, Inscopix, Inc | LinkedIn
  • Sarah Renner, Adivo Associates LLC | LinkedIn

Teaching Intensive Careers

  • Jessica (Santerre) Anderson, Kings College | LinkedIn

Biotech R&D

  • Nicole Fleming, BioAgylytix | LinkedIn
  • Bill Thelin, Altis Biosystems | LinkedIn

Science Policy


Special thanks to the 2021Career Blitz Planning Committee!  

  • Jean Marie Mwiza
  • Minna Mcfarland
  • Pierre N’Guetta
  • Sasha Goriounova
  • Carol Dannenhoffer
  • Prateek Jain
  • Matt Higgs

Detailed event location and zoom links will be provided to those who register and will be updated at the event website:

 Please register for the Career Blitz at: