Career Fair Organizing Committee
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.
Cathy is a PhD student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program at Harvard. Her thesis work in the lab of Dr. Thomas Schwarz focuses on pathways involved in the development of peripheral neuropathy. She received a BA in Biological Sciences from Cornell University, where she conducted research looking at mechanisms of insecticide resistance. Her interests with the Biotech Club include exploring research and business paths in industry and promoting dialogue between members of biotech and academia.
Charlie Chenyu Li
Charlie is a Postdoc Fellow in the lab of Dr. Kun Ping Lu at Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center. She is keen on understanding the roles of telomere and cytoskeleton in Hematology and Oncology by combining 4D live imaging, bioinformatic analysis and biochemistry with cancer stem cells, primary cells and animal model. She completed her Bachelor degree majoring in both Biological Sciences and International Business Trade. With the Biotech Club, she interests in exploring healthcare commercialization and especially focusing on the aspect of Intellectual Patent Law.
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. Being a native of MA, Emily is an avid Red Sox fan and also enjoys exploring the wonderful city of Boston.
Bing is a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard. His research focuses on hair follicle stem cell and skin tissue regeneration. By working in GSAS biotech club, Bing aims to help bridge the gap between academic research and biotech industry. Bing is also an active soccer player, he enjoys hiking and running in his spare time.
Toshihiko is a physician-scientist in University of Tokyo, Japan and he is working as a postdoctoral fellow at Mass General Hospital that is one the affiliated hospitals of Harvard Medical School. His final goal as a physician scientist is to find novel therapies to threat cancers especially for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) by using several imaging technologies he developed. He is mostly focusing on basic science of leukemia biology, but he is also interested in translational research or business development based on the discovery at the bench. His interest in the club is to facilitate communication between industry and academia and also help life scientists make a transition from academia to industry, especially the scientist outside the United States.
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.
Daniel YenHong Lee
Daniel YenHong Lee is a Clinical Data analyst working in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He finished his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in University of Toronto, and continued his postdoctoral training at Harvard. His research focused on investigating functions of miRNA and long strand non-coding RNA in cancer and anemia. After his internship in Technology Ventures Office at BIDMC, he became more interested and involved in drug development process and commercialization. Other than providing consultations to life science start-ups, Daniel also enjoys playing basketball and strategic board games with friends.
Kevin is a PhD student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program at Harvard. He studies neural stem cells in cortical development using techniques such as next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry, genetic mouse models, cell culture and molecular biology. He received a BS degree in Genetics/Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Prior to graduate school, he spent two years doing research in a stem cell company in Wisconsin. Upon graduation in May 2017, he would like to return to the biotech/pharma industry to pursue R&D work. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, dragonboating on the Charles River, and investing in stocks.
Candice is a PhD student in the Harvard Neuroscience program, studying how sensory organs assemble during development in C. elegans. She graduated with a degree in biochemistry with honors from USC in 2011, and received the outstanding student award from the department. Originally from Singapore, she is interested in intellectual property aspect of the club. In her spare time, Candice enjoys rock climbing, keeping up with foreign affairs, and planning her next international adventure.