Biotechnology PhD Training Program

UVa

 
 
  1. For information on the ’14 - ‘15 BTP Seminar series contact Lauren Russell of the Seminar Committee.


2014  
March 6: Andrew Mackay (Dept. of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California; LinkedIn)   
June 5: MedImmune tour   
October 3: New Student Lunch speaker Brian Wamhoff (Head of R&D & VP, Hemoshear; LinkedIn)

2013   
January 4: Denis Wirtz (Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University; LinkedIn) ‘The perinuclear actin cap: structure, dynamics, and multiple functions’ Noon, Biomedical Sciences Education Center 
April 18:  Tour of Abbott Nutrition (Altavista VA) 
September 27: Robert Meyer (Director of the Virginia Center for Translational and Regulatory Sciences, UVa; LinkedIn)   
November 1: ‘Internships & Careers in Industry.  How do you get from here to there?  Panel presentation followed by Q&A   
- Patrick Klepcyk (Associate Director, UVa Licensing and Ventures;
LinkedIn)   
- C. Matt Holl (Scientific Consultant, Beckman Coulter)   
- Ernie Perez-Almodova  (Scientist, Amgen;
LinkedIn)    
- Antonio Ubiera (Director, Glaxo Smith Kline;
LinkedIn)    
- Maciek Sasinowski (VP, Clinical Affairs, Health Diagnostic Laboratory)    
- Tara Jones (Director, Amgen;
LinkedIn)  
October 5:  Antonio Ubiera (Director, Glaxo Smith Kline) noon Jordan 3006 [BTP New Students lunch]  LinkedIn

  
November 12: 6th BTP SYMPOSIUM ‘BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIG DATA’
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April Gu (Northeastern University)
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Michael Fischbach (UCSF)
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Mike Dyer (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital)
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Birgit Schoeberl (Merrimack Pharmaceuticals)
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Santhosh Girirajan (Penn State University)
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Howard Jacob (Medical College of Wisconsin)
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Jonas Almeida (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
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Martin Krzywinski (Genome Sciences Center)

2012  
March 27: ‘Internships & Careers in Industry.  How do you get from here to there?  Panel presentation followed by Q&A   
- Alex Bailey (Commissioner’s Fellow, FDA;
LinkedIn)   
- Stefan Bekiranov (Assoc Prof of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, UVA [formerly at Affymetrix];
LinkedIn)   
- Eric Park  (Scientist, Shire HGT;
LinkedIn)    
- Brian Pollok (President, ATCC;
LinkedIn)   
October 5:  Antonio Ubiera (Glaxo Smith Kline) noon Jordan 3006 [BTP New Students lunch]  LinkedIn

2011   
January 28: Jeffrey Saucerman (UVa Biomedical Engineering; LinkedIn) ‘The When and Where of Cardiac Beta-adrenergic Signaling’ Noon Jordan 3006 [BTP Faculty Talk]   
March 25:  Ira Hall (UVa Biochemistry; LinkedIn) ‘Structural Variation in Mammalian Genomes’ Noon [BTP Faculty Talk]   
May 5 - 6:  5th BTP SYMPOSIUM ‘BIOTECHNOLOGIES SOLVING CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES FROM MOLECULAR TO HUMAN SCALES’ 5.5.11-5.6.11
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Eric Betzig (Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm)
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Milan Stojanovic (Columbia)
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Gary Nolan (Dept. of Genetics, Stanford University)
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Michael Montague (J. Craig Venter Institute)
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Frank Costantini (Dept. of Genetics and Development, Columbia University; LinkedIn)
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Chris Contag (Dept. of Pediatrics, Microbiology, Stanford University; LinkedIn)
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Elizabeth Higgs (NIH-USAID)
September 15:  Mark Crowell (UVA Exec Director and Assoc VP for Innovation Partnerships and Commercialization; LinkedIn) The Future of Commercialization at UVa. 
November 16:  Tour of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (Richmond VA)
November 18:  Paul Janmey (University of Pennsylvania)

2010
January 29: Ed Botchwey (UVa Biomedical Engineering; LinkedIn) ‘Harnessing Sphingosine 1-Phosphate (S1P) Receptor Selective Activation for Musculoskeletal  Regeneration and Repair’ 12:15 pm Jordan 3006 [BTP Faculty Talk]   
February 19: Chris Hall (Philips Research) ‘Interventional guidance technologies and clinical science at Philips Research’ 2 pm MR5 1041 [BTP Seminar Talk - Joint with BME]   
March 26:  Inchan Kwon (UVa Chemical Engineering; LinkedIn) ‘Modulating Amyloid-beta Aggregation and Neurotoxicity by a New Family of Small Molecules’ 12:15 pm Jordan 3006 [BTP Faculty Talk]   
April 8:  Ravi Kane (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; LinkedIn) ‘TBA’ Noon [BTP Seminar Talk - Joint with Chem Eng)   
September 10:  Rodney Sparks (UVa Patent Foundation) ‘Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Patenting’ 6 pm Jordan 3006 [BTP New Students Dinner] LinkedIn 
September 24: Michael Shirts (UVa Chemical Engineering; LinkedIn) ‘Towards quantitative computational drug design: physics based modeling of protein ligand binding’ Noon Jordan 3006 [BTP Faculty Talk]   
November 19:  ‘Internships & Careers in Industry.  How do you get from here to there?  Panel presentation followed by Q&A.    
- Martin Chapman (President Indoor Biotechnologies;
LinkedIn)   
- Mike Danilich (Director, Biomedical Technologies, Luna Innovations;
LinkedIn)   
- Robert McKown (Prof of Integrated Sci and Technol, JMU; VP of Biomanufacturing, EyeRx Research Inc)   
- Jay Reuben  (CSO/Microbiology, R&D, BD Diagnostics;
LinkedIn)    
- Carl Whatling (Assoc Principal Scientist & Team Leader, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals;
LinkedIn)

2009 
James Landers (UVa Chemistry) ‘A generic microfluidic platform for ultrafast genotyping: sample-in/answer-out capabilities that revolutionarize clinical/forensic diagnostic analysis’ 12:15 pm Jordan 3006 [BTP Faculty Talk]   
Ian Ratcliffe (President and CEO, Stemgent, Cambridge MA;
LinkedIn) BTP New Students’ Dinner
4TH BTP SYMPOSIUM: 'FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE' 5.5.09 - 5.6.09
- Randall Moorman and Karen Fairchild (University of Virginia) 'Heart rate characteristics in newborn infants'
- Stephen Rich (University of Virginia) ‘Personalized medicine in the genomics era’
- Matthew Stokes (Cell Signaling Technology) ‘The use of Phosphoscan proteomics in elucidating cancer cell signaling’
- Bill Petri (University of Virginia;
LinkedIn) ‘Progress towards a vaccine for amebiasis’
- Timothy Guzi (Schering-Plough Research Institute;
LinkedIn) ‘Discovery of novel oncology therapeutics’
- Joel Linden (University of Virginia;
LinkedIn) ‘Adenosine Therapeutics, a University of Virginia pharmaceutical start-up company’
- Thomas Laurell (Lund University) ‘Recent advances in acoustic manipulation and separation of cells in microfluidic systems’
- Bill Walker (University of Virginia;
LinkedIn) ‘Sonorheometry: a tool for the functional assessment of hemostasis’

2008
Tonya Kuhl (U California Davis;
LinkedIn) 'Two dimensional lipid monolayers at the air-water interface'   
James Wells (U California San Francisco) ‘Understanding and modulating cell death’
Patrick Cirano (Penn State) ‘Protein and metabolic engineering for biocatalysis’   
Milton Brown (Director, Drug Discovery Program, Georgetown U), Ed Botchwey (UVA Biomedical Engineering;
LinkedIn) BTP New Students’ Dinner

2007
Richard Casey (RMC Biosciences, Inc) 'Overview of computer-aided drug design'
Maciek Sasinowski (Incogen, Inc.;
LinkedIn) 'On the ups and downs of informatics in biotechnology'  
Mark Herzog (Executive Director, Virginia Biotechnology Assoc;
LinkedIn) BTP New Students’ Dinner

2006
Steven Nicoll (U Penn) 'Is beauty skin deep? The potential of dermal fibroblasts for connective tissue regeneration'
Helen Lu (Columbia U) 'Biological fixation of soft tissue to bone: A tissue engineered approach'
Gilda Barabino (Northeastern U) 'Cultivation of engineered cartilage in a novel wavy-walled bioreactor'
3RD BTP SYMPOSIUM: 'SYSTEMS BIOLOGY: LINKING MOLECULES IN NETWORKS TO CELLS IN TISSUES'
- Andrew McCulloch (U California San Diego;
LinkedIn) 'Experimental and modeling approaches to cardiovascular systems'
- Edwin Munro (U Washington) 'Network analysis of multicellular and tissue systems'
- Jay Keasling (U California Berkeley;
LinkedIn) 'Metabolic engineering and malaria'
- Anthony Burgard (Genomatica;
LinkedIn) 'Industrial applications of metabolic engineering'
- Isidore Rigoutsos (IBM;
LinkedIn) 'Bioinformatics and pattern discovery'
- Donald Hunt (UVa) 'Mass spectrometry techniques for proteomic analysis'
- Christopher Moskaluk (UVa) 'Microarray analysis of human cancers translated into clinically useful biomarkers'
- Joseph Nadeau (Case Western U) 'Functional genomics'
Marcel Bohmer (Phillips Research Europe) 'Monodisperse, polymer-shelled ultrasound contrast agents and drug delivery vehicles'  
George Martin (former NIA Scientific Director; Chief of Fibrogen SAB), Jay Reuben (Director, R&D of BD Diagnostic Systems;
LinkedIn) BTP New Students’ Dinner

2005
Scott Diamond (U Penn) 'Drug Discovery on a Microarray'  
David Kalergis (Co-founder and CEO, Diffusion Pharmaceuticals;
LinkedIn) BTP New Students’ Dinner

2004
Thomas Schall (ChemoCentryx Inc) 'The chemokine system in immune regulation, inflammatory disease and cancer: From discovery to the clinic'
Andreas Garcia (Georgia Institute of Technology)
2ND BTP SYMPOSIUM: 'REAL-WORLD SYSTEMS BIOLOGY: DESIGNING BETTER DRUGS AND IMPROVING TISSUE FUNCTION'
- Jennifer Elisseeff (Johns Hopkins U;
LinkedIn) 'Cartilage tissue engineering: From basic science to applications'
- Mohammad Heidaran (Wake Forest Inst. for Regenerative Medicine) 'Applications of a systems approach to biology'
- Steve Withers (UBC) 'Engineering enzymes for the synthesis of oligosaccharides'
- Brian Grinnell (Lilly Research Labs) 'The protein C pathway: A systems biology perspective'
- Jeffry Watkins (Applied Molecular Evolution) 'Optimization of proteins using directed evolution'
- Michael Betenbaugh (Johns Hopkins U;
LinkedIn) 'Glycosylation engineering for generating humanized glycoproteins in insect cells'
- Ron Herzig (Upstate Biotechnology Inc;
LinkedIn) 'RNAi: Silencing the messenger'
- Tom Roberts (Harvard Medical School) 'Developing new systems for kinase studies'

2003
Frank Malinoski (Wyeth Pharmaceuticals) 'Biopharmaceuticals beyond the bench: The buck stops here'
Steven Wiley (Pacific Northwest Nat'l Lab) 'Using a systems approach to understand EGF receptor function'
Alan Waggoner (Carnegie Melon U;
LinkedIn) 'Fluorescence detection technologies in the biotechnology industry'  
Sheridan Snyder (Founder of Genzyme, Upstate Biotech) BTP New Students’ Dinner

2002
Tony Ratcliffe (Advanced Tissue Sciences;
LinkedIn) 'Tissue engineering for repair and transplantation: Angiogenesis, vascular grafts and articular cartilage'
1ST BTP SYMPOSIUM: 'CONNECTING CELL BEHAVIORS TO MANUFACTURED THERAPEUTICS'
- George Martin (Fibrogen) 'Biotech: Today and tomorrow'
- Kam Leong (Johns Hopkins U) 'Polymeric biomaterials for tissue engineering applications'
- John Fowler (Large Scale Biology Company) 'Proteomics as a drug discovery tool and commercialization of potential drug targets'
- Eric Neumann (Beyond Genomics) 'Applied systems biology: Where is this leading the future of drug discovery?'
- Blair Okita (Genzyme Corp;
LinkedIn) 'Role of carbohydrates in protein therapeutics'
- Joel Linden (UVa;
LinkedIn) 'New advances in adenosine research'
- David Needham (Duke U;
LinkedIn) 'From soft materials to cancer treatment: The mechanochemistry of lipid vesicles with implications for drug carrier design'
- Craig Wright (Novavax Inc.) 'Systematic delivery of estradiol in symptomatic post-menopausal women after topical application of new nanoemulsion product - ESTRASORB'

2001
Susan Barker (Veridian) 'Right here, right now: Sensors and microfluidics of real-time analysis'
Gerard Karsenty (Baylor College of Med) 'The genetic analysis of osteoblast differentiation and function'
Larry Sklar (U New Mexico;
LinkedIn) 'G protein coupled receptors, molecular assembly and high throughput flow cytometry'
Ralph Schwall (Genentech) 'Migration vs proliferation in response to hepatocyte growth factor'


2000
Erik Fernandez (UVa;
LinkedIn ) 'How do proteins unfold?'
Michel van der Rest (Institute for Structural Biology, France) 'Structural Biology in the Post-Genome Era'
James Eberwine (U Penn;
LinkedIn) 'Microarray analysis of single cells: Insights into neuronal functioning'
John Herr (UVa) 'Sperm proteomics'
Ron Taylor (UVa) 'Targeting of pathogens to the primate erythrocyte complement receptor: A priviledged sight'

 

Seminars & Biannual Symposia