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Bench to Bedside to Business: A Discussion on Startups in Science

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Lister Hill Center Auditorium (Building 38A) - National Institutes of Health

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Bench to Bedside to Business: A Discussion on Startups in Science

NHGRI will host its annual National DNA Day Speaker with special guest speaker Olivier Noel, M.D., Ph.D., DNAsimple CEO and recent contestant on ABC’s Shark Tank.


Dr. Noel’s discussion topic is entrepreneurship and startups in science. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium (Bldg. 38A). Light refreshments will be provided after talk and Q&A.


Getting onto NIH's Campus can be a little tricky, please bring a government-issued Photo ID, and see the NIH Visitor Information Website for details.



**More on Dr. Oliver Noel:**

Dr. Olivier Noel is the founder and CEO of DNAsimple, a startup company that helps accelerate genetic research by connecting DNA donors with research scientists. In 2017, he was named a “30 Under 30” honoree in science by Forbes magazine and also a Top 40 Healthcare Transformer by MM&M magazine. Olivier has also been featured in the New York Daily News, ABC, NPR, and several other prominent news outlets for his academic and entrepreneurial achievements. Most recently, Olivier was featured on ABC’s show “Shark Tank” where he stroke a deal with the billionaire mogul Mark Cuban for his company DNAsimple.

Olivier Noel grew up in Haiti and moved to Queens, NY at age 18 after completing high school. He graduated from Queens College in New York, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry and Honors in biomedical science research in 2011. There, he performed undergraduate research studies in the laboratory of Dr. Nathalia G Holtzman and was an American Heart Association and National Institute of Health MARC fellow. He then began training in the Penn State University MSTP MD/PhD program and recently defended his thesis on the “Bile acids signaling and the regulation of complement proteins.”

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