Friday Seminars

Students enjoying a class

2018 - 2019 Academic Year DEB/ECH 294 Schedule

Offered Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters


2018 Fall Schedule

11:00 AM

1022 LS

Big Bang! Business Plan Competition Kickoff 

Karen Harding-Davis 

Big Bang Program Coordinator

Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UC Davis


Oct 5



11:00 AM

1022 LS

What is Intellectual Property?

Robin Stears, PhD, MBA 

Intellectual Property Officer

UC Davis InnovationAccess

Oct 12


11:00 AM

1022 LS

How to Translate Your Research and Ideas into a Startup

Zane Starkewolfe, PhD  (DEB Alumnus)                                        

Associate Director – New Venture Resources

Venture Catalyst, UC Davis  

Oct 19



11:00 AM

1022 LS

WTF is a Genetics Major Doing Here? Alternative Career Opportunities in the Life Sciences Industry

Todd Tullis (CBS Alumnus, '99 Genetics)

Director - Product Management

Veeva Systems                                   


Oct 26




11:00 AM

1022 LS


Entrepreneurship, Drug Discovery and Development - Stories from the Road

Sundeep Dugar, PhD (UCD Alumnus, '84 Chemistry)

Founder and CEO

Sphaera Pharma


Nov 2



11:00 AM

1022 LS

On the Front Line - How a Scientist Can Make a Policy Impact and Why You Might Want To

Lora Lee Martin, MBA (CBS Alumnus, '76 Zoology)

Executive Advisor, Office of Research

UC Merced

Nov 9



11:00 AM

1022 LS

SUMMIT, a Global, Multi-Histology, Open-Label, Phase 2 Precision Medicine ‘Basket’ Study Examining Neratinib in Patients with Solid Tumors Carrying Somatic HER2 Mutations

Richard Cutler, PhD

Senior Director - Clinical Science

Puma Biotechnology

Nov 16


11:00 AM

1022 LS

Thanksgiving Holiday


Nov 23


11:00 AM

1022 LS

3D Microfluidic Models of the Vascularized Tumor Microenvironment: Advancing Precision Medicine and Our Understanding of Collective Migration

Prof. Steven George                                        

Biomedical Engineering

UC Davis


Nov 30

11:00 AM

1022 LS

Biopharmaceutical Drug Substance Manufacturing

Ben Lindenmuth, PhD  (DEB Alumnus)                                        

Associate Director – Process Development



Dec 7


Reports are Due on Friday at 5PM on December 14, 2018