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