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    Career Opportunities and Professional Development Lecture Series

      Past Lectures

    Deborah L. Drazen, Ph.D.
    Lawyer:  Patents and Intellectual Property
    Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Discusson on Alternative Careers with Ph.D.


    Natalie Farra, Ph.D.
    Acquisitions Editor
    Elsevier/Academic Press
    Discussion on Alternative Careers with Ph.D.

    Keisa Mathis, Ph.D.
    James Rowlett, Ph.D.
    Michael Lehman, Ph.D.
    Panel Discussion on:
    "Applying and Interviewing for Faculty Positions"


    Jeff Hogan, Ph.D.
    MP Biomedicals
    University of Georgia
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    "Viral and Bacterial Host-Pathogen Interactions"


    Kumar Bala
    Head of Global Marketing
    MP Biomedicals
    "Omics" and its Impact on Ensuring Food Safety and Security"

    Phil Clifford, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    "Planning for a successful career in science"


    Lucille McCook, Ph.D.
    Coordinator of Pre-Professional Advising
    Lecturer in Biology
    Curator of the Herbarium
    University of Mississippi 
    "Q&A Session with students and postdocs"


    Jason Ritchie, Ph.D.
    Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Research
    Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    University of Mississippi 
    "Q&A Session with students and postdocs"


    Jeffery Steevens, Ph.D.
    Senior Scientist in Biotechnology
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    "Solving Tough Environmental Problems: From Dirty Mud to Advanced Army Materials"

    Ed. Perkins, Ph.D.
    Senior Research Scientist in Environmental Networks and Genetic Toxicology
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    "Understanding and Using Biological Complexity for Hazard Assessment and Novel Engineering Applications"


    Christine Schnackenberg, Ph.D., F.A.H.A.
    Sr. Scientific Investigator
    Heart Failure Discovery Performance Unit,
    Metabolic Pathways and Cardiovascular Therapeutic Area
    "A Research Career in the Pharmaceutical Industry"


    Joseph Donovan
    Director for Entrepreneurial Development
    Else School of Management, Millsaps College
    "How To Make a Great Life in the Private Sector"


    Deanna Jackson, Ph.D.
    Executive Clinical Science Liaison, Medical Affairs, US Region
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
    "Opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Industry"


    Dr. James Darnell
    Vincent Astor Professor Emeritus
    Rockefeller University
    2002 Albert Lasker Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science
    "Q&A Session with Students and Postdocs"


    Quincy Moore, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Prairie View A&M University
    "From the Benchtop to the Classroom"


    Elizabeth Brandon, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Mississippi College
    "From the Benchtop to the Classroom"


    Magdalena Alonso-Galicia, Ph.D.
    Senior Principal Scientist, Pharmacology Department
    Forest Research Institute, Inc.
    "Career Opportunities Emerging in the Pharmaceutical Industry"

    Dr. Eric Mayoux
    Department of CardioMetabolic Diseases Research
    Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. Kg
    "Career Opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Industry"


    Scott Long, Ph.D., CUSECO
    Certified United States Export Compliance Officer
    Compliance Operations Administrator
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    "Careers in Research Compliance"


    Daphne Ware, Ph.D.
    Mississippi Public Health Laboratory
    "The Public Health Career Option"


    Doug Eaton, Ph.D.
    Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Physiology
    Emory University School of Medicine
    "Responsibilities of Mentoring: I guess I didn't see the fine print on my diploma"


    Martin Frank, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    American Physiological Society
    "A Spectrum of Career Opportunities"


    David Brooks, Ph.D., F.A.H.A.
    Senior Director, Business Development and Licensing
    Jannsen Global Services, LLC
    "Interviewing for the Pharmaceutical Industry; what does it involve and how to succeed"


    George Hajduczok, J.D., Ph.D.     
    Special Council
    Phillips Lytle LLP
    Biotechnology Transfer and Commercialization
    "New Roles for a Ph.D."


    Michael Ryan, Ph.D.        
    Associate Professor Department of Physiology and Biophysics       
    University of Mississippi Medical Center  
    "What an advanced science degree can do for you, why post-graduate work is important, and tips for landing that first job"