Networking and Career Transitions: a Panel Discussion



George E. Pake Auditorium 2006-12-05



Networking and Career Transitions: a Panel Discussion

Kathy Konjuh

Ms. Konjuh holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from San Jose State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. She is currently employed in two start up companies, iMedic Devices and ChorusWare.

Karen Fitch

Dr. Fitch did post-doc work at Stanford before moving on to Affymetrix.

Wendy Levine

Dr. Levine is currently the Manager of Quality Assurance at Genemed Biotechnologies, a contract manufacturing company for the diagnostic industry. She has worked at Syntex, Incyte Pharmaceuticals, Ciphergen Biosystems, Aclara Biosciences, Perlegen Sciences and Applied Biosciences, developing a broad interest in high-throughput technologies and regulated manufacturing processes. Through networking with other specialists in the field and taking classes in GMP, Wendy made a career transition into improving quality systems. She has mentored young women through the AWIS mentoring program and has received AWIS' Ellen Weaver award.

Elaine Lee

Dr. Lee is currently a Program Manager, Biologics at Kyphon, Inc. She received her Ph.D. in Medical Engineering from the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. She was previously with Baxter Healthcare and Boston Scientific. Elaine has a background and extensive experience in mechanical engineering, biomaterials, cell biology, and tissue engineering, with a recent focus on applications in regenerative medicine.

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