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BME Seminar Series: Jason Condon, M.S.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
8:30 a.m.
Goergen Hall 101 (Sloan Auditorium)

“Hello BMEs: The Biotech Industry is Calling”

Jason Condon
Project Manager, Chemistry Manufacturing & Controls (CMC)
Vaccinex, Inc.
Rochester, NY

Abstract: As a U of R BME student on the cusp of graduating just about 10 years ago, I had no idea what I was going to do with my concentration in Cell & Tissue Engineering. Growing organs in a petri dish for human transplantation was just not possible yet on a large scale. But I really wanted to find a job in industry where I could apply my undergraduate training and start making a real world impact (along with earning a real world paycheck!). I just so happened to stumble into an industry that I knew very little about, but really valued my skill set: Biotechnology. My talk will start with my background as a graduate of the early U of R BME program and then explore the many ways which BMEs are a great fit for the often overlooked career opportunities in the Biotechnology/Biopharmaceutical industry. I will also cover some of the technical work I have done in my career and show how my experience in the Biomedical Engineering program helped prepare me to confront some of the Biotech industry’s challenges.