Southeastern NIH Biotechnology Training Grant Career Development Workshop

The Southeastern NIH Biotechnology Training Grant Career Development Workshop

The Southeastern NIH Biotechnology Training Grant Career Development Workshop was created in 2016 and is held every year. The participating universities take turns each year hosting the workshop.

Duke University is excited to host again in 2024!


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

First Annual Southeastern NIH Biotechnology Training Grant Career Development Workshop

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


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