I am from Colombia Bunker Hill Community College A.S. In Biotechnology Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company Summer Internship Cell Culture: Process Development Group My Story
Summer Internship Description Assist in experimental scale-up, transfer, and characterization of mammalian cell culture processes to support new strain introduction and process improvements Follow SOP, GMP, GLP Follow SOP, GMP, GLP Media and Reagent Preparation Media and Reagent Preparation Aseptic Techniques Aseptic Techniques Culture of Mammalian Cell Lines Culture of Mammalian Cell Lines Collect, analyze data from bench-top bioreactors Collect, analyze data from bench-top bioreactors Participate in CMC Meetings Participate in CMC Meetings Learn, Grow and Contribute Learn, Grow and Contribute
Background Graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute – B.S. in Chemical Engineering Graduated from Springfield Technical Community College – A.S. in Biotechnology Worked with peptides for the past 6 years – New England Peptide – Aileron Therapeutics
Current Role Research Associate at Aileron Therapeutics – Responsible for synthesis of stapled peptide therapeutics – Participant of several multidisciplinary project teams – Chance to develop drugs in various therapeutic areas such as oncology and metabolic disorders – Opportunity to meet Robert Grubbs, PhD
15 years textile manufacturing industry A.A.S. in Biotechnology from Pitt Community College Member of the Phi Theta Kappa International and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Societies Currently pursuing the Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Bioprocess Manufacturing from East Carolina University
Course Developer Research selected material for new course development and/or revisions to current materials. Perform outreach to students, displaced workers, and the community. Teach a Kid’s College on Biotechnology during the Summer. Works closely with organizations such as the Girl Scouts of America and the 4-H Youth Development Program to stimulate interests in life sciences.
Education First generation college graduate in family with 13 aunts & uncles, and over 50 first cousins A.A. – General Education – Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, CA B.S. – Biochemistry, UC Davis Davis, CA Ph.D. – Molecular Toxicology, UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Principal Scientist: Hoffman –LaRoche Inc. Head of Mechanistic Enzymology group within early ADME (Non-Clinical Safety) Role is to plan, design, supervise, and interpret experimental strategies or research programs that support mechanistic analysis of small molecule drug candidates Consult project teams on risk of clinical drug-drug interactions via induction of drug-metabolizing enzymes
My Story… Interest in science/Genentech Mom diagnosed with breast cancer Wanted to make a difference/patients/give back Influential people/instructors/mentors City College of San Francisco, Bridge to Biotech
My Current Position Research Assistant DNA Sequencing Analysis Specialized projects Next Generation Sequencing platforms The Future Promote women in science by giving young girls from ages 8 to 13, from under- represented communities the opportunity to become the next generation of future leaders The dynamic intersection of the Bridge to Biotech program and the need for change in my community culminated in the creation of
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