This post was originally posted on the Vanderbilt blog: Materials & Methods, a blog for emerging biomedical scientists.
By Kate Stuart
One of the greatest joys of working in the Office of Career Development is helping our graduate students and postdocs find meaningful careers after their time at Vanderbilt. We prepare them in a number of ways – through seminars, workshops, individual coaching and more – and it is exciting to see them engaged in career exploration and self-discovery.
Additionally, one of my favorite projects is the Beyond the Lab video series. We interview our alumni, ask them about their current job, how they got there, what they learned from their Vanderbilt experience, and to share their words of wisdom for current trainees. All videos are under 20min, professionally edited, and available on YouTube. Currently there are over 40 videos available (and always growing!) which highlight alumni representing diverse backgrounds, different professional roles, and a multitude of career pathways. One thing that resonates in each one? The interviewee is so proud of their time at Vanderbilt.
Some of my favorite interviews?
- Tune in for Mary Kosinski’s interesting path of discovery– in her research, career, and development of her own skill set– which has taken her from technology transfer to the biopharma start-up world.
- Watch as Tom Utley talks about his role within the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization at Vanderbilt and his quick words of wisdom for current graduate students and postdocs.
- Listen to Cynthia Brame describe her passion for teaching and training the trainers because of her biomedical science foundation.
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
Mary Kosinski, PhD, Clinical Director, Nusirt Biopharma
Walt Gall, PhD, Strategy Consultant, Biotech
Erik Prentice, PhD, Senior Engagement Manager, Proactive Worldwide
Meghana Rao, PhD, Consultant, Campbell Alliance
Laura Terry, PhD, Associate, McKinsey & Company
Lindsey Morris, PhD, Director, Data Science and Analytics, Axial Healthcare
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
Hillary Carter, PhD, Senior 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
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
Seth Ogden, PhD, JD, Attorney, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, and Dunner
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
Tom Utley, PhD, Licensing Analyst at Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Vanderbilt University