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Biotechnology Symposium 2018

University of Maryland University College, The Graduate College

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Biotechnology Symposium 2018

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Building II, Rooms Bethesda/Gaithersburg
The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville MD


May 30, 2018

AGENDA  

 8:30 – 9:00 am
 


Registration and Breakfast
*

 9:00 – 9:10 am



Opening Session

Douglas Harrison, PhD
Associate Dean
Graduate School
University of Maryland University College


 9:15 – 9:55 am




 

 

 


Keynote Presentation:
What is Precision Medicine, Precisely?

Toni I. Pollin, MS, PhD, CGC
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition
Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
Program for Personalized & Genomic Medicine
Track Leader, Human Genetics
University of Maryland School of Medicine

 

 10:00 – 10:55 am


 Moderator
:
 Richard Conroy, PhD, MBA
 Program Leader
 Office of Strategic Coordination
 Office of the Director
 National Institutes of Health
 Adjunct Associate Professor
 University of Maryland
 University College









Session 1
: Careers in Biotechnology

Panelists:

Cynthia Benning, BS
Southeast Regional Sales Manager
Promega Corporation

Carlo J. S. Mercado, Ph.D.
Staff Fellow Biologist         
Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies Team
Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation
Center for Veterinary Medicine
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Melissa Reuter, MS, MBA

Associate Director
Business Development
Oncology & Precision Diagnostics
Qiagen

Doreen A. Robinson, PhD, CRA
Senior Associate Vice President for Sponsored Research
Director, Office of Sponsored Research
Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University


 11:00 – 11:55 am


 Moderator
:
 Stacy McGuigan, PhD
 Principal Analyst, ANSER
 DoDChemical and Biological
 Defense Office

 Adjunct Assistant Professor
 University of Maryland
 University College


 


Session 2: Current Trends in Biotechnology

Panelists:

James A. DeBardelaben, Ph.D.
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer

IvySys Technologies, LLC

Jonathan Jacobs, PhD
Director of Global Product Development
Genome Analysis

Qiagen, Aarhus, Denmark

Rachel King, BA, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
GlycoMimetics, Inc.

Willian LaCourse, PhD
Dean
College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Professor of Analytical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 


 12:00 – 1:00 pm


Networking and Lunch
*

 1:00 – 1:55 pm

 Moderator:
 Corinne Boulanger-Espeut
, PhD,MBA...
 Mammary Stem Cell Section
 Basic Research Laboratory

 National Cancer Institute
 National Institutes of Health

 Adjunct Assistant Professor

 University of Maryland
 University College

 

 

 

 


Session 3: Alumni Experiences

Panelists:

Asha Kabirou, MS
Lead Ophthalmic Technician
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

The Retina Group of Washington

Ranée Rotter, MS
Principal Analyst, Biological Weapons SME
Employer: Government Contractor

Judy Seraphine, MS
President
MedMentors, LLC

Grant Development Director

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Sarah Waleszczak, MS
Regulatory Affairs Officer

IQVIA


 2:00 – 2:55 pm









Session 4: Professional Development

Roundtable Discussions:
Résumé/CV Preparation
Interview Preparation

Francine Blume, PhD
Assistant Vice President
Career Services
University of Maryland University College

Rhoda Smackum, PhD
Career Advising Specialist
Office of Institutional Advancement
Career Services
Adjunct Assistant Professor
The Undergraduate School
University of Maryland University College

 2:55 – 3:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Roza Selimyan, PhD
Program Chair, Associate Professor          
Biotechnology Program
University of Maryland University College

   

 


 

* breakfast and lunch are provided (free) if you register before May 27, 2018

Have questions about Biotechnology Symposium 2018? Contact University of Maryland University College, The Graduate College

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The Universities at Shady Grove
9630 Gudelsky Drive
Building II, Rooms Bethesda/Gaithersburg
Rockville, MD 20850

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)


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