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Texas Medical Center Annual Postdoctoral Career Symposium
Feb 20, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
MD Anderson Mid-Campus Building 1, Houston, TX 77030, USA
 
 

Schedule

Please note that individual CV & Résumé critique sessions and immigration clinics are offered throughout the day in Room 2440. Sign-up will be available at the registration desk.

 

Registration

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Opening Remarks

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM


Keynote Address

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

"Career Options for PhDs in Science: Opening the Doors of Opportunity"


Melanie Sinche, Interim Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at University of Saint Joseph

Coffee Break

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM


Panel Session 1

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break & Post-Panel Discussion

11:00 - 11:30 AM


Panel Session 2

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Coffee Break & Post-Panel Discussion

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM


Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel Session 3

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Break & Post-Panel Discussions

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Panel Session 4

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Break & Post-Panel Discussions

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Keynote Address

"Career Options for PhDs in Science: Opening the Doors of Opportunity"

Melanie Sinche

Interim Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs; Director, Career Development Center; Executive Director, Women’s Leadership Center

University of Saint Joseph

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

 

Panel Session 1

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Medical Science Liaison

Ballroom 1

Banibrata Sen

Field Medical Director -
GU Oncology at Pfizer

David Best

Co-Founder & Managing Director -
BESTMSLs

Sonali Pandhe

Medical Science Liaison -
Amag Pharmaceuticals

 

Faculty I

Ballroom 2

Rose Reins

Assistant Professor, Biology - Houston Baptist University

Rachel Arey

Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology - Baylor College of Medicine

James Briggs

Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs - University of Houston

 

Industry Administration & Project Management

Room 3.2310

Pravin Pattekari

Senior Scientist - Lonza Inc.

Abhishek Bhat

Managing Consultant, Operations Manager - Ramboll US Corporation

Jennifer Gonzalez

Senior Scientist/Project Manager/Business Lead - Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson

 

Consulting

Room 3.2420

Jenny Sun

Senior Consultant -
ClearView Healthcare Partners

Michael McGuire

Consultant -
ClearView Healthcare Partners

 

Science Policy

Room 3.2434

Peter Hotez

Professor and Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine - Baylor College of Medicine

Joye Purser

Management Consultant, Public Health Sector - Guidehouse Consulting, LLC

 

Panel Session 2

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

Clinical Trials

Ballroom 1

Ana Stuckett

Clinical Res Prog Coordinator Invest. Cancer Therapeutics - MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jaye Thompson

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer - Proxima Clinical Research, Inc.

Upasana Banerjee

Program Manager - MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

Data Science I (Industry)

Ballroom 2

Bin Huang

Computational Neuro and Data Scientist - BrainCheck

Benu Atri

Lead Data Scientist - Mercury Data Science, Inc.

Angela Wilkins

Founder and Chief Scientist - Mercury Data Science

 

Academic Administration

Room 3.2310

Kelly Moore

Assistant Director of Graduate Education - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Rachna Sadana

Associate Professor of Biology and Biochemistry - University of Houston-Downtown

Kim Gonzalez Hohlt

Director of Student Advancement and Career Development - Rice University

 

Field Application Scientist & Sales

Room 3.2420

Ashish Chougule

Field Application Scientist - Perkin Elmer, Inc.

Curtis Henry

Transfection Product Specialist - Lonza

Adam Brown

Field Application Scientist - Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

Melissa Pourpak

Field Application Specialist - Becton Dickinson

 

Panel Session 3

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Pharma I

Ballroom 1

Mamta Kalra

Director, Department of Chemistry, Manufacture and Control - Immatics US Inc.

Jesus Garcia

Scientific Liaison - Precision for Medicine

Seda Arat

Senior Computational Toxicologist - Pfizer Inc.

Jennifer Gonzalez

Senior Scientist/Project Manager/Business Lead - Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson

 

Faculty II

Ballroom 2

Sarah Woodfield

Assistant Professor, Surgery - Baylor College of Medicine

Adriana Visbal

Assistant Professor,  Cell and Molecular Biology - University of Houston-Downtown

Rachel Arey

Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology - Baylor College of Medicine

 

Entrepreneurship

Room 3.2310

Emily Reiser

Senior Manager, Innovation Community Engagement - Texas Medical Center

Supriya Sinha

Assistant Director, Commercialization Relations - UT Southwestern

 

Scientific Outreach & Nonprofit

Room 3.2420

Armando Orduña

Director of Outreach Programs - Children's Museum Houston

Ruth Rechis

Director, Be Well Communities - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Carrie Obenland Owens

Associate Director of Outreach & Research, Rice Office of STEM Engagement

 

Panel Session 4

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 

Pharma II

Ballroom 1

Mamta Kalra

Director, Department of Chemistry, Manufacture and Control - Immatics US Inc.

Jesus Garcia

Scientific Liaison - Precision for Medicine

Seda Arat

Senior Computational Toxicologist - Pfizer Inc.

Jennifer Gonzalez

Senior Scientist/Project Manager/Business Lead - Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson

 

Data Science II (Academia)

Ballroom 2

Badri Roysam

Professor and Chair - University of Houston

Akane Sano

Assistant Professor - Rice University

Xiaoqian Jiang

Associate Professor - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

 

Government Research

Room 3.2310

Stephen Crimmins

Plans and Operations Deputy - United States Army Institute of Chemical Defense

Brandon Macias

Technical Lead Scientist, Cardiovascular and Vision Laboratory - KBR

 

IP & Patent Law

Room 3.2420

Melissa Schwaller

Partner - Ramey & Schwaller, LLP

Roxsan Manshouri

Technology Commercialization Analyst - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Christine Flynn

Associate Director, Licensing and New Venture Development - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

 

Workshops

 

Immigration Workshop & Clinic

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Room 3.2420

Brendan Delaney
Immigration Attorney - Frank & Delaney Immigration Law

 

Interview Skills Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Room 3.2470

Melanie Sinche
Interim Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs; Director, Career Development Center; Executive Director, Women’s Leadership Center - University of Saint Joseph

 

Networking Workshop

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Room 3.2470

Chris Lipp
Lecturer - Rice University

 

Faculty Applications Workshop

Russell Ray

Assistant Professor - Baylor College of Medicine

 

LinkedIn Workshop

Derek Haseltine

Director, Career Development - Baylor College of Medicine

 

Job Negotiation Workshop: Academia

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Room 3.2470

Dorothy Lewis
Faculty Mentoring Director & Research Scientist - Houston Methodist Research Institute