Beyond the Lab Seminar Series

The Beyond the Lab Seminar Series explores topics outside the typical classroom and lab setting to enrich the academic profiles, and expanding the outlook for career advancement for students, postdocs and research professionals.

Upcoming Seminars

Lester Gibbs

Lester Gibbs, Ph.D.-- Postponed until spring

Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
Arbutus Biopharma Corporation
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
Applying Skills from Graduate School to a Career in Drug Development
| 4:00 P.M. (CST)
School of Pharmacy, Room 1020

Past Seminars

Name/OrganizationSeminar Title/Date
Pan Pan, Ph.D.
AstraZeneca, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Don’t Be Afraid of Change—My Journey After Graduation
April 04, 2023
Claire Croutch, Ph.D. and Kristin Aillion, Ph.D. 
MRIGlobal of Kansas City, MO
Introduction to a Scientist's Career at MRIGlobal
April 04, 2023
Anna Maria Calcagno, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Beyond the Ordinary: A Career in Civil Service
November 12, 2021
Cibele Pinto, Ph.D.
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
From Bench to Bedside and Beyond: A Personal Journey of Career Charge and Drug Discovery
March 19, 2019
Dave Vigerust, Ph.D.
MyGenetx Clinical Laboratory
Beyond the Bench: Realizing the Power of Precision Medicine
February 19, 2019
Alex Erwin, Ph.D.
How to Strengthen Essential Skills and Advance Your Career in the Life Sciences
September 28, 2018
Shefali Rouen, Ph.D.
Biosimilars, Amgen Research and Development
Graduating with a Ph.D., Now What?
April 27, 2018
Melanie Kitzan, J.D./Ph.D.
Invention Science Fund (a fund of Intellectual Ventures)
From Here to There
November 3, 2017
Fredrick Esseku, Ph.D.
Catalent Pharma Solutions
Life in Pharmaceutical CDMO
March 31, 2017
Livia Sexton
KU Endowment
Building Your Brand Through Networking
October 21, 2016
W. Brandon Moore, M.S.
University Early Talent Information Session
September 30, 2016
Richard Barohn, M.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
How Can a Ph.D. Get Involved in Clinical and Translational Research
May 20, 2016
Claire Croutch, Ph.D.
Oh the Places You'll Go: How My Training as a Toxicologist Has Led to a Successful Career
April 15, 2016
Maureen Purcell, MSHA, MAOD
SoLwork LLC
Making the Shift: Moving from IQ to EQ When Entering the Workplace
November 13, 2015
Pippa Loupe, Ph.D.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Communicating Scientific Discoveries
October 30, 2015
Donna Ginther, Ph.D.
University of Kansas/Center for Science Technology & Economic Policy at Institute for Policy & Social Research
The Postdoc Rat Race
November 13, 2014
Patrea L. Pabst, J.D.
Pabst Patent Group, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Intellectual Property - What Is It, And Why It's Important
September 25, 2014
Kristin Lichti-Kaiser, Ph.D.
Risk Assessment in GMO Trait Development
September 11, 2014
David C. Morris, Ph.D
An Insider's Perspective on the Pharmaceutical Business - Skills, Capabilities and Ways of Working for the Future
May 22, 2014
Frances J.R. Richmond, Ph.D.
International Center for Regulatory Science/School of Pharmacy, USC
Positioning Regulatory 'Science' in the Academy: Past, Present and Future
April 17, 2014