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Indiana University Bloomington

Biotechnology Seminar Series

Fall 2014, Thursdays 5:30pm, SI001

Sept. 4   Pat Donahue, IU Career Development Center, "Career Fair Preparation and Resumé Workshop"
Sept. 11   Peggy Welch, Former Executive Director, Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council, "The Status of Indiana's Medical Device Industry", Host: IU Biotechnology Club
Sept. 18   Hua Yuan, Senior Scientist, Zoetis, "Veterinary Medicine Research & Development (VMRD)", Host: Magill
Oct. 2   "Science Plus" Training
Oct. 9   Don Gehlert, Eli Lilly and Company, "Lessons Learned From 25 Years in Neuroscience Drug Discovery", Host: IU Biotechnology Club
Oct. 16   Jeff Schwegman, CEO, AB BioTechnologies, "Developing Formulations for Injectable Drug Products Within the Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry", Host: Dunn
Oct. 23   Derrick Witcher, Eli Lilly and Company, "Bookmarkers in Medicine", Host: Dunn
Nov. 6   Jack Gill, President, The Gill Foundation, "Jack Gill's Career Planner: A Roadmap to Success", Host: Kao
Nov. 13   Karen Bush, Adjunct Professor, Professor of Practice, Indiana University Biotechnology Department, “b-Lactamases: A Key to Multidrug Antibiotic Resistance”, Host: Dunn
Nov. 20   Daniel Hrnciar, Research Scientist, Baxter International, Inc, "Microbiology Outside the Research Laboratory", Host: Dunn
Dec. 4   Life on the Job- A Panel Discussion by Employees From Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Patrick Morris, Scientist- Sterility Assurance Technology, Eli Lilly
  • Coleen Carroll, PhD, Director, R + D, AIT Laboratories
  • Drew Asberry, Biochemist, Dow Agrosciences

Spring 2015, Thursdays, 5:30pm, SI001, TBA

Feb 12   Brian Fritz, Director - Field Applications Scientists and Product Development, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp, "Adaptive Biotechnologies: Setting the Standards for Immunosequencing", Host: Hollenhorst
Feb 19   Michael Weiner, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, AxioMx, Inc. "Building the NextGen Screening Technologies for the Rapid Production of Recombinant Antibodies", Host: Magill
Feb 26   "Life on the Job"
March 12   Erik Woods, President and CEO at Cook General Biotech, “Mesenchymal Cell Therapy for Regenerative Medicine”, Host: T. Dann
April 2   Taraka Dale, Los Alamos National Labs, “Multi-scale Characterization of Improved Algae Strains”, Host: Hundley
April 9   Rob Sarisky, Chief Business Officer of FORMA Therapeutics, “Unleashing your Inner ‘Designer & Inventor’ Super Hero”, Host: Kao
April 16   Keith Davis, Director, The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology, "A Retrospective Analysis of Paradigm Genetics and the Gene Function Factory™"
April 23   Nicholas Berry, Senior Medical Science Liaison, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, "Regulation of Estrogen Receptor-alpha Ubiquitination and Proteasome-mediated Receptor Degradation", Host: Kao


Past Seminar Series

The biotechnology seminar series has been available to IU students since the fall 2006 semester. Here, you can find schedules from past semesters.