First Annual Southeastern NIH Biotechnology Training Grant Career Development Workshop

June 16-17, 2016
Schiciano Auditorium, Fitzpatrick CIEMAS Building
Duke University, Durham, NC


Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE)
Duke University
Director: Charles Gersbach, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering

NIH Biotechnology Training Program in Cell and Tissue Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Director: Andres J. Garcia, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Molecular Biotechnology Training Program (MBTP)
North Carolina State University
Director: Robert Kelly, PhD, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Co-Director: Jason Haugh, PhD, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Biotechnology Training Program (BTP)
University of Virginia
Director: Gordon Laurie, PhD, Department of Cell Biology


Thursday, June 16, 2016

8:00–9:00am                        Check-in and Breakfast, Schiciano Pre-function

9:00–9:15am                        Opening Remarks

9:15–10:00am                      Barbara Gerratana, PhD
                                               Program Director
                                               Division of Pharmacology, Physiology and Biological Chemistry, NIGMS

10:00–11:00am                    Rapid Fire Session 

11:00-11:15am                     Break

11:15–12:00pm                    Elizabeth K. Bucholz, PhD 
                                               Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies 
                                               Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University 
                                               Duke BME’08

12:00-12:30pm                    Team Activity

12:30–1:30pm                      Lunch, Schiciano Atrium

1:30–2:15pm                        Lucinda J. Camras, PhD
                                               Chief Scientific Officer, Camras Vision 
                                               Duke BME and CBTE ‘13

2:15-3:00pm                         George C. Engelmayr, Jr., PhD
                                               Associate Director, Vessel Development, Humacyte

3:00-3:45pm                         David G. Ousterout, PhD
                                               Chief Technology Officer. Locus Biosciences
                                               Duke BME and CBTE ‘14 

3:45–4:15pm                        Panel Q&A – Camras, Engelmayr, Ousterout

4:15-4:30pm                         Break

4:30-5:00pm                         Team Activity

5:00pm                                 Evening Announcements

5:00-5:45pm                         Happy Hour / Reception

5:45-7:00pm                         Return to hotel

7:00–9:00pm                        Dinner, Dos Perros, 200 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701

9:00 pm                                West End Billiards, 601 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701


Friday, June 17, 2016 

8:00am–9:00am                   Check-in and Breakfast, Schiciano Pre-function

9:00–9:45am                         Laura Hagerty, PhD
                                                Scientific Program Officer, Muscular Dystrophy Association
                                                Duke Pharmacology ‘07                                          

9:45-10:30 am                      Charles Anamelechi, PhD
                                               Senior Consultant, Deloitte (2013-Present)
                                               Project Manager, FDA (2009-2013)
                                               Duke BME and CBTE ‘08

10:30-11:15am                     Barry Myers, PhD, MD, MBA
                                               Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
                                               Managing Director, Duke Office of Licensing and Ventures
                                               Director, Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership

11:15-11:30am                     Break

11:30-12:15pm                    Derek Jantz, PhD
                                              Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Precision Biosciences

12:15-1pm                           Ali Behbahani, MD
                                              Partner, New Enterprise Associates
                                              Duke B.S. BME, EE, CHEM

1-1:45pm                             Team Activity and Presentations w/ Lunch

1:45-2pm                             Travel to Precision Biosciences
                                              302 E Pettigrew St A-100, Durham, NC 27701

2-2:30pm                             Tour of Precision Biosciences