Industry Expert Seminar Series
Title & Topics:
Non-Academic Options for Biology PhDs: Challenging Science and Business Opportunities in Industry.
From widget making to exploiting opportunities of unprecedented scale: the emergence of high caliber
- Starting a company right after grad school
- Establishing a creative setting for scientists
- Setting and meeting goals: Unique requirements and challenges to securing positions and excelling in industry
Date: Thursday, 06/25/2009
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (UMDNJ Campus),
Dean’s Conference Room (Rm-123)
675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Dr. Kambiz Shekdar received his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1995 and his Ph.D. from the lab of Nobel Laureate Gunter Blobel at The Rockefeller University in 2003. Right after graduate school, Dr. Shekdar co-founded Chromocell Corporation to commercialize the Chromovert technology invented from the lab. The company is focused on several drug discovery programs in pain relief, anxiety treatment and respiratory disorders and also engaged in research and development for Chromovert technology applications in cell therapy, stem cells and other fields.
Please also find the attached flyer for details of this event. Although this is an open invitation and we encourage all to extend the invitation to any interested parties, we ask that ALL attendees please RSVP at the following e-mail address: [email protected]
About IESS: The Industry Expert Seminar Series (IESS) is intended to educate graduate, medical and post-doctoral students in the Rutgers University and UMDNJ community of the opportunities of advanced degree holders within industry, and to expose them to the non-academic career track. It is the hope of the Biotech & Pharma Association at Rutgers and UMDNJ (RUBiotech) that the IESS will not only facilitate awareness of strategies to prepare for positions in industry, but also foster dialogue and networking with current industry leaders.