Beyond the Lab

CollageSpring2017.jpgCurious about what biomedical PhDs do for their career? In the “Beyond the Lab” video series, the BRET Office of Career Development interviews Vanderbilt PhD and postdoctoral alumni about their career path. Click on the links below to learn more about career options for scientists. Interviews will be added each month as the videos are produced. 



** denotes newest additions to the series

Academic Core Facility Management
Rob Carnahan, PhD, Director of Antibody and Protein Resource Core Facility, Vanderbilt University
Kim Dahlman, PhD, Director, Innovative Translational Research Shared Resource, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
Hayes McDonald, PhD, Co-Associate Director, MSRC Proteomics Laboratory, Vanderbilt University


Clinical Research
Mary Kosinski, PhD, Clinical Director, Nusirt Biopharma


Walt Gall, PhD
, Strategy Consultant, Biotech
Erik Prentice, PhDSenior Engagement Manager, Proactive Worldwide

Meghana Rao, PhD, Consultant, Campbell Alliance
Laura Terry, PhD, Associate, McKinsey & Company


Data Science
**Lindsey Morris, PhD, Director, Data Science and Analytics, Axial Healthcare


Drug Discovery
Nuruddeen Lewis, PhD, Scientist, Cellular and Translational Immunology group, EMD Serono


Josh Nickols, PhD, MBA, CEO, Invision Heart


**Holly Algood, PhD
, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Vanderbilt University
Cynthia Brame, PhD, Assistant Director, Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching; Instructor, Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University
Nikki Cheng, PhD, Cancer Biology, Principal Investigator, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
Hugh Fentress, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Tennessee State University
Klarissa Jackson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy
Puck Ohi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Harold Olivey, PhD, Associate Professor, Biology, Indiana University Northwest


Government Administration
Hillary Carter, PhDSenior Advisor for Biosecurity and a Team Chief in the Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR), US Department of State
​Efrain Garcia, PhD, Senior Science Analyst, Project Officer, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Department of Health and Human Services


Grants Management/Research Administration
Jerome Jourquin, PhD,
 Scientific Grants Manager, Susan G. Komen Foundation
Amy Moore, PhD, Director of Research Programs at Georgia Research Alliance
Steve Roberds, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance


K-12 Teaching and Learning
**Paulianda Jones, PhD, Upper School Science Teacher, Ethical Culture Fieldston School


Medical Genetics
Karissa Culbreath, PhD, Scientific Director, Tricore Laboratories


Medical & Regulatory Writing/Scientific Communications
Erin Flynt, PhD, Senior Medical Writer
Nicole Garbarini, PhD, Media & Communications Specialist, NIH Office of the Director/Office of Extramural Research
Kathleen Goss, PhD, Senior Science Writer, Director of Strategic Partnerships, University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
Leah Potter, PhD, Medical Writer, Synchrogenix
Nicole Speed, PhD, Strategic Consultant


Medical Science Liaison
Molly Seale, PhD, Director, Regional Medical Liaisons, Amgen Oncology


Abby Cheng, PhD, Volunteer Program Manager, Science Club for Girls
Jeremy Richman, PhD, Founder and CEO, Avielle Foundation


Patent Law
Seth Ogden, PhD, JD
, Attorney, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, and Dunner


Program Management
**Ashley Brady, PhD
, Director of Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships, ASPIRE Program Manager, Office of Career Development, Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET), Vanderbilt University
Sydika McKissic, PhD, Managing Director, Institute for Research on Men's Health, Vanderbilt University
Dina Stroud, PhD, Executive Director, Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program, Research Scientist
Don Wyma, PhD, Assistant Director of Planning and Portfolio Support, Abbott/AbbVie


Research Administration (Academic)
Andrea Bauman-Carnegie, PhD,
 Director of Administrative Operations, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Illinois at Chicago


Research and Development
JT Brogan, PhD, Manager, Global Emerging Markets Regulatory Affairs CMC, Biogen
**Elizabeth Conrad, PhD, Junior Research Associate, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals
Emily Rubinson, PhD, Research and Development, Avon


Technology Transfer
Tom Utley, Licensing Analyst at Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Vanderbilt University


Like these videos? Check out the Career Videos from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Careers section of iBiology.