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“Beyond The Lab”

“Beyond The Lab” Video Series Featuring Department of Pharmacology Alums

This video series, from the BRET Office of Career Development, focuses on Vanderbilt Ph.D. and Postdoctoral alumni and their career paths.  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., A.J. Robison, Ph.D., and 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


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