Tri-Instituional Career Symposium 2017

Tri-Instituional Career Symposium 2017

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MSK's Rockefeller Research Laboratory Building

430 East 67th Street

New York, NY 10065

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This daylong event will provide postdoctoral fellows and graduate students information about a range of career paths available to PhDs in the biomedical sciences. The symposium will include a keynote seminar from Melanie Sinche, a guru of PhD career development, and five career panels, each focusing on a different career path. The event will finish with the Tri‑I’s first ever Career Expo.

During the Career Expo, students and postdocs will be able to meet informally with company representatives to: 1) Learn about opportunities at different companies, 2) Understand the skill sets and experiences that these companies look for in employees, and 3) Understand the application process at these companies.

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This event is open to students and postdocs from Memorial Sloan Kettering, Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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8:30 - 9:10 AM
RRL Lobby

Opening Remarks

9:10 – 9:15 AM
RRL Auditorium

Ushma S. Neill, PhD
Vice President, Scientific Education & Training, MSK

Keynote Seminar

After the PhD/Postdoc: How to Position Yourself for Success

9:15 – 10:15 AM
RRL Auditorium

Melanie Sinche
Author of Next Gen PhD
Director of Education, Jackson Laboratories

Knowing When to Apply for Faculty Positions

10:30 - 11:45 AM
RRL Auditorium

Kristen Pleil, PhD
Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medicine

Alicia Guemez Gamboa, PhD
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University

Richard White, MD, PhD
Assistant Member
Memorial Sloan Kettering

Marcel van den Brink, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering

Bench Careers in Biotech and Pharma

12:45 - 2:00 PM
RRL Auditorium

Lori Morton, PhD
Director: Cardiovascular Research, Fibrosis Research

Lawrence Wennogle, PhD
Vice President of Drug Discovery
Intra-cellular Therapies

Yoon-Chi Han, PhD
Senior Scientist

Brian O'Rourke, PhD
Lead Scientist

Klodjan Stafa, PhD
Senior Scientist
Estée Lauder

Careers In Equity Research

2:15 - 3:30 PM (Concurrent Session)
RRL 116

Parag Mahanti, PhD
Biotechnology Equity Research Associate

Imran Babar, PhD
Vice President
OrbiMed Advisors

Yoon Choi
Equity Executive Assistant
Evercore ISI

Praveen Kudithipudi, MD, MBA
Healthcare Investment Banker
WestPark Capital

Career Paths in Non-Profits

2:15 - 3:30 PM (Concurrent Session)
RRL Auditorium

Yung Lie, PhD
Deputy Director and Chief Scientific Officer
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Elisabeth Mari, PhD
Director of Biomedical Research
National MS Society

Alison Carley, PhD
Program Manager, Life Sciences Conferences
New York Academy of Sciences

Rebecca Leshan, PhD
Director of the Banbury Center
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Non-Bench Careers in Biotech and Pharma

3:45 - 5:00 PM
RRL Auditorium

Katrina Fracchiolla, PhD
Senior Scientific Writer
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Rachel Lane, PhD
Director of Business Development
Ovid Therapeutics

Tiernan Mulrooney, PhD
Medical Science Liason

Mike Orsini, PMP PhD
Associate Director

Career Expo

5:30 – 7:30 PM
RRL-104 and RRL-116

Acsel Health

BGB Group

Healthcare Consultancy Group

Insight Data Science

Merck & Co.

Nucleus Global

Omnicom Health Group

Pfizer and Pfizer’s Postdoc Program


Skills Alliance

Springer Nature

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company


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MSK's Rockefeller Research Laboratory Building

430 East 67th Street

New York, NY 10065

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