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PhD Career Connections Seminar Series

Posted by on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in Events.

The BRET Office of Career Development is pleased to announce a new monthly seminar series about career options for PhD scientists. Vanderbilt PhD Career Connections is a student- and postdoc-run series featuring speakers from a diverse range of exciting scientific careers.

The first seminar is Tuesday, August 9 featuring:

Dr. Leslie-Wisner-Lynch
President & CEO, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation
Executive Director, BioTN Foundation

From Academics to Economic Development: A Journey Down the Non-Traditional Career Path
Tuesday, August 9, 4:00PM
Light Hall Room 512
Advance registration requested at

Co-sponsored by the Life Science Tennessee Graduate Alliance, Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association, Biochemistry Student Association, and BRET Office of Career Development

Dr. Leslie Wisner-Lynch is President and CEO of the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, a legislatively created, not-for-profit corporation that works with the state to increase science and technology businesses in Tennessee.  She is founding member, and part-time executive director of the BioTN Foundation, Inc, a not-for profit foundation committed to advancing collaboration between industry, K12 education and higher ed in Tennessee. Dr. Wisner-Lynch also serves as the Governor’s designated Chair for the STEM Advisory Council for the STEM Innovation Network, the STEM education component of Tennessee’s $500M First To The Top federal education reform funding program. Prior to her current role at TTDC, Dr. Wisner-Lynch was Director of Applied Research at BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. in Franklin, TN, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of combination device products for the repair/regeneration of orthopedic injuries

Full list of monthly seminars and speaker bios available at the PhD Career Connections website


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