Currently, Chalk Talks are open to CBTE Fellows only. However, we do occasionally open them to the wider Pratt School of Engineering community.
Caroline Rhim, Ph.D.
Founder & Principal Consultant, Evera Regulatory Advisors, LLC
Topic: Duke Alumni Conversation- Regulatory Careers
Amanda Randles, Ph.D.
Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Duke University
Topic: Career Journey, Advice, and Work/Life Balance
Marco Weinberg, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research, AskBio
Topic: Industry Career Advice
Kendra Congdon, Ph.D.
Director of Preclinical Translation, Tune Therapeutics
Topic: Industry Career Advice
Pranam Chatterjee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
Topic: Industry & Academia Career Advice and Current Research Projects
Dave Ousterout, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Locus Biosciences Inc.
Topic: Career Advice & General Discussion
Kseniya Simpson, Ph.D.
Associate, Hatteras Venture Partners
Topic: Consulting & Working in VC
Kelli Luginbuhl, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and CEO at Isolere Bio, Inc.
Topic: Duke Alumni Conversation- Startups and Industry
Suzana Vallejo-Heligon, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Strategy and Operations, Go-To-Market, IQVIA
Topic: Alumni Conversation- Healthcare Consulting
Eric Wagner, Ph.D., JD
Director, Legal Affairs, Duke Translation & Commercialization (OTC)
Topic: Patent Law
Charlie Gersbach, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE)
Topic: Discussion on Industry & Patents
Jaydeep Srimani, Ph.D.
Associate Scientific Director
Topic: Alumni Conversation- Career Pathways in Industry
Tony Kulesa, Ph.D. and Jaye Goldstein
Founder & Partner, and Head of Program
Topic: Petri Overview and Opportunities
Brittany Davis, Ph.D.
Head, External Medical Funding & Collaborations
Topic: Alumni Conversation- The World of Medical Affairs
Christina Trojel-Hansen, Ph.D.
Topic: Journey Through Biotech
Inga Deakin, Ph.D.
Mentor-in-Residence & Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Duke New Ventures & Department of Biomedical Engineering
Topic: Venture Capital
Ami Kabadi, Ph.D.
Founding Scientist, Element Genomics
Topic: Becoming a Scientist in Industry: Big Pharma vs Biotech Start-Ups
Jason Smith, Ph.D.
Director, Life Sciences at IP Group
Topic: Alumni Conversation
Uri Lopatin, MD
Visiting Partner, Y Combinator
Topic: Y Combinator Bio Tour
Jeni Reininga-Craven, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies
Topic: Alternative Career Paths
Nina Vogt, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, Nature Methods Journal
Topic: Career Choice: Life as an Editor
Brian Murphy, Ph.D.
Director, Bioprocess Development
Topic: CAR-T Manufacturing
Richard Pasquinelli, Ph.D.
Topic: Overview of Grifols
Craig Duvall, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Topic: Careers in Higher Education
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"
Stephanie Yarborough and Bella Di Hierro
Associate Engineer in Process Development
Topic: Genentech Overview and Opportunities
Eric E. Monson, Ph.D.
Data Visualization Analyst
Duke Data and Visualization Services
Topic: The Unlikely Librarian's Approach to Visualization
Eric Johnson, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Senior Research Scientist
Topic: Careers in the Nonprofit Sector for Researchers
Sansun Yeh, Ph.D. and Eric Wagner, Ph.D. (Duke University)
Michael Best & Friedriech
Topic: The process of final patents on your inventions at Duke
Kristen Kulinowski, Ph.D.
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB)
Topic: Just a Typical Science Career
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
Jessica Sarah Williams, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences
Topic: Life as a Beach Scientist in Academia vs. Government
Natalie Wisniewski, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Oliver Chao, Ph.D.
Head, Emerging Biomedical Sciences
Topic: Precision Medicine