Finding Your Career Path as An Academic, An Entrepreneur, or A Hybrid
As the result of continued collaboration between Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Harvard Innovation Lab, this is the 5th workshop in the HSCI-iLab Series on Life Sciences Business Building.
In this panel, the speakers will share their experiences and answer questions on how to prepare for and build a successful career whether in academia, industry, or both. In particular, Dr. Orkin will draw on his own successful academic research career as well as years of experience building departments and mentoring young academicians. Dr. Springer will give a case study of his experience achieving excellence both as a professor and as an entrepreneur. Dr. Boger will share his experience of transitioning from an industry scientist to an entrepreneur and business leader.
- Joshua Boger, Executive Chairman at Alkeus Pharmaceuticals, Founder and ex-CEO of Vertex
- Stuart Orkin, David G. Nathan Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Chair, Pediatric Oncology Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Associate Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Children's Hospital Boston
- Timothy Springer, Latham Family Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular
Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School; Latham Family Professor of Pathology, IDI, Boston Children's Hospital; Founder, Leukosite; Founder, Scholar Rock.
This event is co-sponsored with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
We check all attendee registrations at the door. Please bring a printed or smartphone copy of your EventBrite registration and Harvard student ID if you have registered as a Harvard Student. Attendance will be limited to registered guests and tickets will not be available at the door.
Note: Harvard Shuttles have a stop directly across from the i-lab, and you can track the shuttles online here: http://harvard.transloc.com/ If you are driving, please park in the i-lab's lot (entrance on Western Avenue, directions and payment information are here: http://i-lab.harvard.edu/parking).
When & Where
Harvard Innovation Labs
The Harvard Innovation Labs consist of a vibrant, cross-disciplinary ecosystem for the Harvard community to explore innovation and entrepreneurship while building deeper connections. It is an excellent example of the One Harvard vision and a leading catalyst for the Allston Science and Enterprise District. The Innovation Labs fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.
The Harvard i-lab is the central component of the Harvard Innovation Labs. It is an educational collaborative for all current Harvard students from any Harvard school to explore innovation and entrepreneurship at any stage. It provides open co-working space, a vibrant community of peer and mentor support, experiential programming, and a 12-week Venture Incubation Program, helping student teams take their ideas further, faster.
The Launch Lab is a critical extension of the growing Harvard Innovation Labs. It provides eligible Harvard alumni leading high-potential early-stage startups with a curated community including collaborative co-working space, business building programming, and access to i-lab advisors and mentors. It fosters continued connection between alumni, current students, and the Harvard community as a whole.
The Harvard Life Lab is a curated community, providing eligible Harvard alumni, faculty and students leading high-potential early-stage life sciences startups with a fully equipped wet lab, collaborative co-working space, business building programming, and access to the entire Harvard Innovation Labs ecosystem.