Most graduate students have heard of small biotech start-ups that “spin off” of a faculty member’s research. In recent years UNC professors have spawned more than 30 such companies such as Global Vaccines, Inspire Pharmaceuticals, and Therologics to name just a few. But how do these academic professors learn to start and manage a company, …read more

Have you ever wondered how venture capitalists decide which startup biotech companies are worth the risk of funding? This interview with Dr. Scott Horner will give you a glimpse into the career of the sole PhD scientist at Third Security, a venture capital firm with the goal of identifying high potential life science startups and …read more

Dr. Angelique Whitehurst joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in January 2009. Before coming to UNC, she was a postdoc in Dr. Michael White’s lab at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. Her postdoctoral research, which is published in Nature and Molecular and Cellular Biology, involved using genome-wide …read more

Dr. Jan McColm earned a PhD in immunology in 1998 from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Following her graduation she came to the United States to receive postdoctoral training in an ophthalmology laboratory at Louisiana State University. After 18 months at LSU, the laboratory where Jan was studying moved to the University of North …read more

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