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Networking Huddles

Now in its fourth symposium iteration, Networking Huddles are small-group networking opportunities with structured rotations for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to meet with alumni and employers for 15-20 minutes at a time. These Huddles have previously been very successful and a meaningful personal experience for attendees.

SpeakerCareer CategoryPositionCompany
Maria AgostiniIndustryScientistVIR
Amanda AntonsPatent LawPartnerDechert
Terry Jo BichellOutreachFounder/DirectorCOMBINEDBrain
Jacob BrownProduct SupportProduct ManagerMars Petcare
Jeff BylundBiz DevelopmentScience and Technology Advisor10x Genomics
Desmond CampbellOutreachProgram Manager, Collaborative for STEM Education and OutreachVanderbilt Center for Science Outreach
JP Cartellier/Matt CottamAcademia- Alternative AcademiaDirector, Creative Data SolutionsVanderbilt University
Kristin DriscollCompetitive IntelligenceCompetitive Intelligence AdvisoryCigna Healthcare
TK FeasterGovernment ResearchPharmacologistFDA
David GastonClinical MicrobiologyAssistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and ImmunologyVUMC
Mary KellerScience CommunicationResearch Publications CoordinatorHCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education
Nicole KruppMedical Scientist LiaisonSenior Associate Director, Medical AffairsBoehringer Ingelheim
Lorena Infante LaraScience CommunicationScience Writer, Dean of Basic SciencesVanderbilt University
Seth OgdenPatent LawIntellectual Property LawPatterson Intellectual Property Law
Wyatt McDonnellEntrepreneurshipCo-Founder and CEOInfinimmune
Stacy MontCompetitive IntelligenceAssociate Director, Biz Development and Competitive IntelligenceBristol Myers Squibb
Gauri NairInnovationVice President of InnovationMassBio
Jeff PawlikowskiMedical Scientist LiaisonVice President for Medical Center RelationsThe Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Bryson ReynoldsGovernmentAAAS S&T Policy Fellow, Office of Small Business ProgramsUS DoD
Elizabeth RulaPolicyExecutive DirectorHarvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
Gabrielle RushingFoundation/AdvocacyScience Program DirectorCSNK2A1 Foundation 
Laura TerryConsultingDirector, Risk EnablementMcKinsey & Co
Kristi ThielAcademia + EntrepreneurshipAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Iowa
Matt VargaProject ManagementManager, Clinical AffairsBilliontoOne, Nashville, TN
Brian WadzinskiAcademia - TT Faculty and EntrepreunerAssociate Professor of PharmacologyVanderbilt University
Kim West-OsterfieldIndustrySenior Clinical Scientist, OncologyMerck
Aaron WexlerIndustryChief of StaffPfizer
Sara WinnData ScienceAssociate Director, Data AnalysisBioCentury