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Beyond The Lab Video Series from Alums of Pharmacology

This video series, from the BRET Office of Career Development, focuses on Vanderbilt Ph.D. and Postdoctoral alumni about their career path. View the links below to see the videos from Pharmacology alums.

Special Interviews:

The Academic Track Dual Career Search – featuring Leslie Kwakye, Ph.D., & Gunnar Kwakye, Ph.D., and AJ Robison, Ph.D., & Michelle Mazei-Robison, Ph.D.


Academic Program Administration and Management

Ashley Brady, Ph.D., Director of Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships, ASPIRE Program Manager, Office of Career Development, Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET), Vanderbilt University

Cynthia Brame, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching; Instructor, Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University

Business Development

Raymond Price, Ph.D., MBA, 

Defense and Intelligence

Efrain Garcia, Ph.D., Senior Science Analyst, Project Officer, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Department of Health and Human Services


Klarissa Hardy Jackson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy

Michelle Mazei-Robison, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Physiology and Neuroscience, Michigan State University

Harold Olivey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology, Indiana University Northwest

Medical & Regulatory Writing

Nicole Speed, Ph.D., Strategic Consultant

Research Administration (Academic)

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

Robert Lavieri, Ph.D., Project Manager, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Technology Transfer

Lisan Parker Smith, Ph.D., Technology Manager, Office of Technology Management, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign