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