DATE: Friday, July 19, 2019

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm (with Reception following from 5:00 - 6:00 pm)

Location: Theater

We will host panelists from both academia and corporate environments who are in varying stages of careers in biotechnology.  Panelist will give an overview of their current positions and career paths.  This is an opportunity to learn what it takes to prepare for a specific career and what it takes to be successful in general.  An open question and answer session will follow.


Dr. Quan Zhang, Research Scientist, New Leaf Symbiotics

Dr. Claire Kinlaw, Director of Innovation Commercialization,Danforth Center

Dr. Kirk Czymmek, Director, Integrated Microscopy Facility & Principal Investigator, Danforth Center

Dr. Ashley Sherp (former Intern), Research Scientist, Benson Hill Biosystems

Dr. Mao Li, Senior Research Scientist, Danforth Center

Dr. Jeffrey Staub, Founder and Chief Scientist, Plastomics Inc

Dr. Miguel Vega-Sanchez, Regulatory Affairs Pipeline Strategy Manager, Yield, Disease & Genome Editing Traits, Bayer Corporation