Piper Promotes: PIEP Presents Current and Future Trends in Industry, September 27, 2012

Dr. Natasha Aziz, Director of Research Operations and Academic Relations, Novartis (Emeryville)

The final 2012 Postdoc Industry Exploration Program (PIEP) event will be a seminar on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm in Stanley Hall, Room 105. Speaking on “Current and Future Trends in Industry” will be a panel of the following:

Dr. Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancellor for Research, UCSF. Dr. Yamamoto received his Ph.D. in Biochemical Sciences from Princeton and started as an Assistant Professor in 1976 after a Post-Doctoral Fellowship there. He is currently the Executive Vice Dean for Research at the School of Medicine at UCSF (since 2004) and the Vice Chancellor for Research (since 2011). His awards include The Endocrine Society Edwin B. Astwood Award (2012), UCSF Postdoctoral Scholars Association Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award (2010) , and 10 Influential People to Watch in Biomedical Policy, Nature Medicine (2008).

Dr. Natasha Aziz, Director of Research Operations and Academic Relations, Novartis (Emeryville). Dr. Aziz received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Virginia and did her Post-Doctoral work at the DNAX Research Institute. She has been in Investigator at Novartis since 2003 and moved to her current position of Director of Research Operations and Academic Relations in 2010.

Dr. Douglas Crawford, Associate Director of QB3. Dr. Crawford received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UCSF. Crawford is also a founder and managing director of Mission Bay Capital, an $11.3M seed-stage venture fund that seeks to make pivotal early-stage investments in bioscience companies emerging from UC. He is a board member of Redwood Biosciences (observer), Delpor, and the BayBio Institute.

Dr. Stan Mainzer, Director of Business Development, Genencor.

The agenda is:

5:45 pm – 6:15 pm: Light Snacks and Beverages

6:15 pm – 7:30 pm: Panel Discussion

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Wine & Beer Reception

Registration is requested: http://piep2012industrytrends.eventbrite.com/. For more information, contact PIEP at ucb.piep@gmail.com.

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