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Illuminating life science career opportunities outside of academia through the experiences of those who have been there before.

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Illuminating life science career opportunities outside of academia through the experiences of those who have been there before.

    My PhD- Peter Chianchiano

    My PhD- Peter Chianchiano

    Peter is a 5th-year PhD student from the Pathobiology program at Johns Hopkins School of medicine.
    As part of Dr. Laura D. Wood’s lab, his thesis is focused on to understanding new mechanisms of invasion of pancreatic cancer by using patient derived samples in organoid models.
    The decision to follow the Academic or Industry path has been always in his mind. 
    During his undergrad Peter worked in industry as a chemist and during his PhD, he worked as pro bono consultant at the Johns Hopkins Graduate Consulting Club (JHGCC) as well as participated in consulting competitions.
    We were happy to hear that he recently accepted a position as Consultant for after his PhD!
     Join us to hear about how is to work in a cancer research lab in close contact with the hospital and patient samples as well as the journey to pursue a career as a Consultant.
     Episode hosted by Gustavo Carrizo.
     
    We are looking for PhD students from Hopkins, as well as other Institutions in and outside the US!
    If you are interested in being interviewed for MyPhD please complete the following form and we will get in touch with you:
     MyPhD podcast application form: 
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNA8TVvuajm9PeNJT9J0KnOLhOWluCegECALe_XSEWFQBWSQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

    • 24 min
    My PhD- Marisa Mitchell-Flack

    My PhD- Marisa Mitchell-Flack

    Marisa is a fourth-year PhD candidate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Laboratory of Dr. Drew Pardoll. 
    After her undergrad, she worked as a technician in industry for almost 6 years before deciding to go back to Academia to Pursue a PhD.
    Her thesis involves studying the role of AMPA receptors in T cells in the context of autoimmune disease.
    She is as well the leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Immunology graduate program with the goals of increasing representation of minorities and gender diversity in the program as well as making it more visible to undergrad students
    Hosted by Gustavo Carrizo.
    We are looking for PhD students from Hopkins, as well as other Institutions in and outside the US!
    If you are interested in being interviewed for MyPhD please complete the following form and we will get in touch with you:
     MyPhD podcast application form: 
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNA8TVvuajm9PeNJT9J0KnOLhOWluCegECALe_XSEWFQBWSQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
    You can find more information about the Immunology program in Instagram and twitter:
    https://www.instagram.com/hopkinsimmunology/
    https://twitter.com/HopkinsImmuno

    • 24 min
    Dr. Greg Verdine: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur

    Dr. Greg Verdine: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur

     Dr. Greg Verdine is an eminent serial entrepreneur and investor in the life sciences industry. He has founded a number of companies and currently serves as President, CEO, and CSO of both Fog Pharma and LifeMine Therapeutics. Greg also worked in the venture capital industry as a Venture Partner with Apple Tree Partners, Third Rock Ventures, WuXi Healthcare Ventures, and Texas Pacific Group. Prior to his career in the biotech industry, Greg had an academic career that spanned 3 decades and he was named the Erving Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University. He has made significant contributions to the study of epigenetics and DNA damage repair and has more recently pioneered a new therapeutic modality termed “stapled peptides” that are poised to expand the space of druggable targets. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University.
    In this episode, we discuss the development of new drug modalities, the transition from academic science to entrepreneurship and investing, and the changing biotechnology landscape.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Beyond the Horizons: Leaving my PhD

    Beyond the Horizons: Leaving my PhD

    Beyond the Horizons is a mini podcast series about different career paths and relevant professional development topics to discover what lies beyond. Join Ken Igarza (MS Neuroscience), to learn more about his career journey as a NSF-GRFP Graduate Researcher. 
    Hosted by Ona Ambrozaite, Chemistry Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University, Co-Chair for the Graduate Representative Organization (GRO) and Senior PHutures Fellow. Brought to you by PHutures, an innovative and empathy-driven career hub focused on creating equitable and accessible opportunities for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows at Johns Hopkins University and beyond. 

    • 22 min
    Beyond the Horizons: Careers in UX Research

    Beyond the Horizons: Careers in UX Research

    Beyond the Horizons is a mini podcast series about different career paths and relevant professional development topics to discover what lies beyond. Join Dr. Smiti Nathan (PhD Anthropology), Senior User Experience Researcher, to learn more about careers in UX Research. 
    Hosted by Dr. Roshni Rao, Director of PHutures at Johns Hopkins University. Brought to you by PHutures, an innovative and empathy-driven career hub focused on creating equitable and accessible opportunities for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows at Johns Hopkins University and beyond. 

    • 25 min
    Beyond the Horizons: Careers in Museums

    Beyond the Horizons: Careers in Museums

    Beyond the Horizons is a mini podcast series about different career paths and relevant professional development topics to discover what lies beyond. Join Dr. Abeer Saha (PhD History), Curator at the National Museum of American History, to learn more about careers in museums. 
    Hosted by Dr. Christine Kelly, Associate Director of PHutures at Johns Hopkins University. Brought to you by PHutures, an innovative and empathy-driven career hub focused on creating equitable and accessible opportunities for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows at Johns Hopkins University and beyond. 

    • 21 min

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