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Rebecca Gibbs

Becca is a PhD student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program at Harvard. Originally from Hawaii, she received a BA in Biological Sciences and Neuroscience from USC and an MS in Biotechnology from Georgetown University. Her thesis work in the lab of Dr. Lee Rubin focuses on leveraging the regenerative potential of stem cells to develop novel treatments for muscle disorders. In the Biotech Club, she is interested in fostering relationships between individuals in academia and the larger life science industry, to promote a stronger biomedical community as a whole. 

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Emily Cohen

Emily is a postdoc in the Pathology Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In the laboratory of Dr. Rebecca Chin, she is investigating the mechanism of resistance to therapeutic inhibitors in breast cancer. She received her PhD in Genetics from Yale University in 2014. Towards the end of graduate school, she was a founding member of a similarly-focused club that focuses on career exploration and development for graduate students and postdocs and was part of the organization of the highly successful inaugural Yale Graduate Biomedical Career Fair. She plans to bring her experience with developing career exploration programs to the Biotech Club to help increase the exposure to the numerous career opportunities available to science PhDs within biotech and beyond. 

Kelly Girskis

Kelly is a PhD student in the Program of Neuroscience at Harvard. Her thesis work in Dr. Christopher Walsh's lab focuses on how evolutionary changes in the human genome contribute to species-specific gene regulation and corticogenesis. As the student director of the Harvard Biotech Incubator, Kelly is interested in equipping graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with the education and skills needed to succeed in biotechnology careers. 

Pai-Chi Tsai

Pai-Chi is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard. His research focuses on hair follicle and skin tissue during development, repair, and regeneration. He received his PhD form Texas A&M University majoring in Neuroscience. His interests in the Biotech Club include building connections between academia and industry, technology transfer. In his spare time, Pai-Chi enjoys watching ball games and traveling with his family.