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Innovation Beyond the Bench

August 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

It’s 4pm on August 11, do you know where your career is?

Come explore the opportunities for careers beyond the bench that relate to technology transfer and innovation management.

Hear from people like you who have transitioned after their PhD to achieve the benefits of science, have fun, and get paid to use their skills. Explore the possibilities from the perspective of technology transfer professionals, scientists, lawyers, patent agents and examiners, and licensing specialists that can lead to jobs in business development, regulatory science, sales & marketing, entrepreneurship, economic development and venture capital. Get tips on what you can do now to set yourself apart as a candidate for these positions.


All are welcome! Slides will be made available to those who register.



Jin Liang, Postdoctoral Researcher, Weill Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology will serve as MC of the event and panel moderator.


Presented by:

Steven Ferguson, NIH Office of Technology Transfer

Lynda Inseque, Cornell Center for Technology Licensing

Susi Varvayanis, Careers Beyond Academia



Meera Govindaraghavan, postdoc alumna ’14-’15, Patent Agent, Cooley LLP

Julia Miller PhD’20, AgBio Technology Transfer Fellow, Michigan State University

Lisa Placanica ’00 PhD’09, Sr. Managing Director, Cornell Center for Technology Licensing @Weill Cornell Medicine

Sabrina Solouki, PhD’20, Medical Science Liaison, Sanofi



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August 11, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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