Chalk Talks

Currently, Chalk Talks are open to CBTE Fellows only. However, we do occasionally open them to the wider Pratt School of Engineering community.

Spring 2020

May

Ami Kabadi, Ph.D.
Founding Scientist, Element Genomics
Topic: Becoming a Scientist in Industry: Big Pharma vs Biotech Start-Ups

March

Jason Smith, Ph.D.
Director, Life Sciences at IP Group
Topic: Alumni Conversation

February

Uri Lopatin, MD
Visiting Partner, Y Combinator
Topic: Y Combinator Bio Tour

Fall 2019

December

Jeni Reininga-Craven, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies
Topic: Alternative Career Paths

November

Nina Vogt, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, Nature Methods Journal
Topic: Career Choice: Life as an Editor

Spring 2019

April

Brian Murphy, Ph.D.
Director, Bioprocess Development
Celgene
Topic: CAR-T Manufacturing

March

Richard Pasquinelli, Ph.D.
Director, Grifols
Topic: Overview of Grifols

Craig Duvall, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt Univeristy
Topic: Careers in Higher Education

February

Richard N. Schicho, Ph.D.
Director,Manufacturing Sciences
Takeda Pharmaceuticals Limited
Topic: "Takeda Pharmaceuticals Limited" and "How I Got Here: A Short History of my 25 Years in the Biopharmaceutical Industry"

Fall 2018

October

Stephanie Yarborough and Bella Di Hierro
Assoicate Engineer in Process Development
Genentech
Topic: Genentech Overview and Opportunities

November

Eric E. Monson, Ph.D.
Data Visualization Analyst
Duke Data and Visualization Services
Topic: The Unlikely Librarian's Approach to Visualization

Spring 2018

May

Eric Johnson, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Senior Research Scientist
RTI International
Topic: Careers in the Nonprofit Sector for Researchers

March

Sansun Yeh, Ph.D. and Eric Wagner, Ph.D. (Duke University)
Assoicate
Michael Best & Friedriech
Topic: The process of final patents on your inventions at Duke

Fall 2017

November

Kristen Kulinowski, Ph.D.
Board Member
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB)
Topic: Just a Typical Science Career

Fall 2016

September

Zorina Galis, Ph.D.
Chief, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
National Institutes of Health
Topic: Building a Great Biomedical Career: Many Options within your Reach

October

Jessica Sarah Williams, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences
Topic: Life as a Beach Scientist in Academia vs. Government

Natalie Wisniewski, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Profusa, Inc.
Topic: TBD

November

Oliver Chao, Ph.D.
Head, Emerging Biomedical Sciences
Sanofi-Paris
Topic: Precision Medicine