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Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 CPC were facilitated by Dr. Catherine Schweppe and Dr. Cynthia Fuhrmann, and joined by the following professionals:

Business & Commercial Development (careers in this category):  
Meeting Times: 11a.m.-1p.m. on April 12, April 26; 1-3p.m. on May 11
Peter Chien.jpg Dr. Anita Ballesteros*, Associate Director of Business Development at Intellia Therapeutics
Michele Lemons.jpg Dr. Jeannette Osterloh*, Associate Director of Early Portfolio Operations at FibroGen 
 
Research in Academia & Government (careers in this category): 
Meeting Times: 3-5p.m. on April 29, May 13 and May 27
Sagar Kathuria.jpg Dr. H. Efsun Arda*, Head of Developmental Genomics Group at National Cancer Institute
Deanna Navaroli.png Dr. Karen Mruk*, Assistant Professor at University of Wyoming
   
Research in Industry - Group A (careers in this category): 
Meeting Times: 10a.m.-12p.m. on April 16; 11a.m.-1p.m. on April 30 and May 14
Carolyn Duffy.jpg Dr. Sharanya Iyengar*, Associate Principal Scientist at Merck
Sally Trabucco.jpg Dr. Jon Farley*, Scientist at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
 
Research in Industry - Group B (careers in this category):
Meeting Times: 12-2p.m. on May 10,May 24 and June 7
Mikayla Thompson.jpg Dr. Melissa Myint, Director of Translational Research at Mana Therapeutics
Chris Pickett1.jpg Dr. Christian Roy*, Computational Biologist at Tadeda
 
Science Communication & Publishing (careers in this category):
Meeting Times: 2-4p.m. on April 16, April 30 and May 21
Kristen Willems.jpg Dr. Rosy Hosking, Associate Director of Science Communications & Outreach at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Sean Clarke.jpg Dr. Justine Larson*, Associate Director of Disease & Product Training, Global Medical Affairs Oncology, Takeda

 

Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 CPC were facilitated by Dr. Cynthia Fuhrmann and joined by the following professionals:

Research in Academia and Government (careers in this category):  
Meeting Times: 10a.m.-12p.m. on May 4, May 20, and June 8
Peter Chien.jpg Dr. Peter Chien, Director at Models to Medicine Center, Institute for Applied Life Sciences, UMass Amherst
Michele Lemons.jpg Dr. Michele Lemons, Assistant Professor, Assumption College
 
Research in Industry - Group A (careers in this category): 
Meeting Times: 2-4p.m. on May 29; 3-5p.m. on June 8 and June 22
Sagar Kathuria.jpg Dr. Sagar Kathuria*, Principal Scientist, Sanofi Genzyme
Deanna Navaroli.png Dr. Deanna Navaroli Follit*, Senior Scientist II, AbbVie
   
Research in Industry - Group B (careers in this category): 
Meeting Times: 3-5p.m. on May 21; 2:30-4:30p.m. on June 1; 10a.m.-12p.m. on June 19
Carolyn Duffy.jpg Dr. Caroline Duffy*, Bioprocess Scientist, Cytiva (formerly GE Life Sciences)
Sally Trabucco.jpg Dr. Sally Trabucco*, Senior Manager, Product Development, Foundation Medicine
 
Policy, Legal & Regulatory Affairs (careers in this category):
Meeting Times: 10a.m.-12p.m. on May 5; 1-3p.m. on May 14 and May 26
Mikayla Thompson.jpg Dr. Mikayla Thompson*, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, CMC, Biogen
Chris Pickett1.jpg Dr. Chris Pickett, Director at Rescuing Biomedical Research
 
Science Education & Academic Administration
Meeting Times: 10a.m.-12p.m. on May 14, May 28, and June 15
Kristen Willems.jpg Dr. Kristen Willems*, Assistant Professor, Regis College
Sean Clarke.jpg Dr. Sean Clarke, Communication Instructor & Biotech Liaison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 CPC were facilitated by Dr. Spencer Fenn and joined by the following professionals:

Research in Academia and Government (careers in this category): 
Meeting Times: 12-2 p.m. on April 4, May 2, and May 14
Glen Gallagher, PhD

Dr. Glen Gallagher*, Division Director, Molecular Diagnostics and Virology, Massachusetts Department of Public Health


Katie McMenimen, PhD  Dr. Katie McMenimen, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Mount Holyoke College

Research in Industry (careers in this category): 
Meeting Times: 1-3 p.m. on April 22, May 6, and May 24
Ceren Korkut, PhD Dr. Ceren Korkut*, Scientist, Biogen
Yang Wang, PhD Dr. Yang Wang, Deputy Director (VP) of Product Discovery, MassBiologics

Academic and Research Administration (careers in this category): 
Meeting Times: 1-3 p.m. on April 8, 2-4 p.m. on May 2, and 1-3 p.m. on May 20

Rowena Grainger, PhD Dr. Rowena GraingerSTEM Fellowship Advisor/Health Research Program Advisor, UCONN
Milka Kostic, PhD Dr. Milka KosticProgram Director, Chemical Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Business and Commercial Development (careers in this category):
Meeting Times: 2:30-4:30 p.m. on April 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on April 23 and May 9

Susanna M Bächle, PhDDr. Susanna BächleOutreach Scientist & Strategic Partnership Manager, Addgene

Dr. Cynthia Hernit-Grant, Senior Director, Business Development, MassBiologics
Science Communication and Publishing (careers in this category):
Meeting Times: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on April 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 10 and May 31

Vivian Siegel, PhDDr. Vivian SiegelLecturer in Science Communications, Dept. of Biology, MIT

Chris Van, PhD Dr. Christopher Van*, Senior Medical Writing Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 CPC were facilitated by Dr. Spencer Fenn and joined by the following professionals:

Research in Academia and Government (careers in this category):  
Mitch McVey, PhD  Dr. Mitch McVey, Professor, Department of Biology, Tufts University
Avi Rodal, PhD  Dr. Avi Rodal, Associate Professor of Biology, Brandeis University

Research in Industry (careers in this category)
Lauren Drouin, PhD Dr. Lauren Drouin, Scientist II in Analytical Development, Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.
Colby Souders, PhD Dr. Colby Souders, Chief Technology Officer, Abveris, Inc.

Policy, Legal & Regulatory Affairs (careers in this category)
Ronit Prawer Ronit Prawer, Director - Eastern US, UK Science and Innovation Network, British ConsulateKimberly Wolfram Kim Wolfram, Director of Global Regulatory CMC, Biogen Inc.

Science Education & Outreach (careers in this category):

Megan Rokop, PhDDr. Megan Rokop, Associate Dean of the Honors College, UMass Boston

 

Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 CPC were facilitated by Dr. Spencer Fenn and joined by the following professionals:

Research in Academia and Government (careers in this category): 
Ken Campellone, PhD  Dr. Ken Campellone*, Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut
Michelle Mondoux, PhD  Dr. Michelle Mondoux, Associate Professor of Biology, College of the Holy Cross

Research in Industry (careers in this category)
Kristin Krukenberg, PhD Dr. Kristin Krukenberg, Senior Scientist in Analytical Development, Jounce Therapeutics, Inc.
Wes Salomon, PhD Dr. William (Wes) Salomon*, Principal Scientist at Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.

Academic and Research Administration (careers in this category)
Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD 
Dr. Shoumita Dasgupta, Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Director of Graduate Studies for Genetics and Genomics, Boston University

Julie Huang, PhD


Dr. Julie Huang
, Director of Research Administration, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School


Business and Commercial Development (careers in this category):
Jennifer Griffin, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Griffin*, Vice President, Industry Programs & Relations, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

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Dr. Cynthia Hernit-Grant
, Senior Director, Business Development, MassBiologics



Science Communication and Publishing (careers in this category):

Kamna Aggarwal, PhDDr. Kamna Aggarwal*, Senior Medical Writer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Craig Mak, PhDDr. H. Craig Mak, Editor of Cell Systems

 * Denotes former UMMS student or postdoc