Willis Read-Button's the Director of Operations (Chief Operating Officer) at Genometry. Their work introduces cutting edge a platform technology for gene expression analysis to help companies and research groups identify targeted therapies. They’ve developed a way of processing big expression data faster and cheaper than previous methods.
In this episode we learn how Willis has managed to create and operate a young biotech company.
Thanks to Derek Loudermilk for helping to share today's story with us, and to talk about his own journey in the lifestyle entrepreneurial world.
Damien’s practice focuses on helping independent scientists with the business side of laboratory research. His practice focuses on assisting early career biomedical researchers with setting up and managing management practice with financial, operational, and personnel strategies.
Thanks to Dr. Enrique Saez for joining us today to talk about his journey to lead a team of dedicated scientists to unraveling the mysteries behind metabolic related diseases.
Today's show we ask Enrique some of the following questions that has helped him to lead such an amazingly successful research lab.
Hello everyone! This episode number Five. We’re coming to you with a two part show. Today we have the pleasure of speaking to: Dr. Enrique Saez
Enrique is an associate professor at Scripps Research Institute. His lab is studying the molecular mechanisms of metabolic disorders like Diabetes and Obesity.
Enrique has made a rather unique and successful transitional journey in his career. He began his successful academic training at Harvard Medical School where he did his PhD and has done great work in his postdoctoral training at The Salk Biological institute.
From there, Enrique went the industry route to the research arm of the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Novartis, known as GNF (Genomic Institute of Novartis Research Foundation.) He wanted to further develop some of his teams’ great research findings in diabetes research into real world clinical applications and to further understand the drug discovery process.
He wanted his work to have real world impact.
However, his passion for independent research discoveries drew him back to the academic side of life sciences, all with the added extra bonus of his new found business acumen. Which I believe has given his science a unique advantage.
We’ll take this journey in two parts where in part one focuses on his transition to and from industry and in part two we’ll cover how he actually successfully manages his academic lab today using his business skills.
Let’s chat with him today and here about his journey and see what awesome lessons he can teach us. So that we can be successful in our life science journey. We know his science, but what does it take to go from the fast pace race of industry BACK to the ivory towers of academia!?
Let’s listen in.
Colin is the Chief Scientific Officer at Parcell Laboratories. Their work introduces cutting edge stem cell technologies to regenerative medicine, like those in Bone, in Cartilage, or even in the rejuvenative properties of skin. He’s the co-founder and principal at White Consulting, LLC. He takes his clients through a step by step process and coaches them on how to actually make those moves.
Joe is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His group is studying the molecular mechanisms of platelet formation, which function like the band-aid of the blood stream.
Jonathan is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His lab is studying the molecular mechanisms and the biogenesis of platelets from progenitor cells and stem cells. Now him and his team have been developing new technologies to bring their research to real world clinical applications. He’s co-founded the start up biotech Platelet Biogenesis. They’re developing a new technology to making platelets, which will help to solve the limited availability of this precious resource to clinics around the world.
Metabolic regulation has been the holy grail of fat related diseases, like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. At the forefront of that fight are talented research scientists like our guest, Dr. Peter Tontonoz. Its a lot of work to lead this team of talented intellectuals. So how does he do it. We'll explore his strategies in this radio podcast interview.
Welcome to the Leading Life Science Radio Podcast. I’m your host, Damien Wilpitz. I’m a life science research manager and consultant. I’m here to help scientists, and to help those who are managing to help the scientists to be successful.
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