Ccp2011 9 faces_of_success


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Ccp2011 9 faces_of_success

  1. 1. Welcome to the Community College Program DayBIO 2011Washington D.C.<br />
  2. 2. Faces of Success 2011<br />Community and Technical College Biotech Program<br />Graduates at Work<br />Greetings<br />Lori Lindburg, Director, BayBio Institute<br />Moderators<br />Elaine Johnson, Director, Bio-Link<br />Jo-Anne Hongo, Senior Scientific Manager, Genentech, Inc.<br />
  3. 3. Our Panelists<br /><ul><li> David Haddad, Millenium
  4. 4. Great Bay Community College
  5. 5. Angie Yee, Genentech
  6. 6. City College of San Francisco
  7. 7. Trisha Castillo, St. Edward’s Forensics Science Program
  8. 8. Austin Community College
  9. 9. Aziz Ahmad, Forsyth Technical Community College
  10. 10. Forsyth Technical Community College
  11. 11. Tori Barron, Life Technologies
  12. 12. Madison Technical Community College</li></ul>Closing remarks - Lori Lindburg, Director, BayBio Institute<br />
  13. 13. David Haddad<br />Lab Assistant<br />Graduated From Great Bay Community College<br />Formerly NHCTC<br />Faces of Success<br />Bio Conference<br />Washington, D.C.<br />26Jun2011<br />© 2008 Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company<br />
  14. 14. Education<br />High School<br />Advanced Math and Chemistry<br />Took Microbiology through Project Running Start<br />Jobs at College<br />Tutor: Chemistry, Biology, and Biotech Research<br />Lab Aid: Chemistry<br />Internship<br />Worked over summer developing fake DNA fingerprinting kit using plasmids<br />Received Associates Degree in Biotechnology in 2007<br />
  15. 15. Responsibilities in Lab Ops<br />Media Prep<br />Preparing Solutions<br />Stocking Shelves<br />Cell Culture Support<br />Stocking Labs<br />Working with vendors to get supplies<br />Assisting with research as time allows<br />
  16. 16. Future Plans<br />Get my Bachelors degree at Harvard Extension School in 2013<br />Transfer to a research position in Millennium<br />Get a graduate degree<br />
  17. 17. Giving Back<br />Giving Talks<br />Panel discussions, job fair, conferences<br />Lab Supply Donations<br />Acacia in Kenya, Great Bay, LHS, Lexington<br />Digits<br />Promoting STEM education<br />
  18. 18. Angie Yee<br />Faces of Success 2011<br />Washington, DC<br />
  19. 19. My Journey<br />
  20. 20. My Current Position<br />Goal - to develop potentially therapeutic antibodies<br />Immunization<br />Immunization<br /><br />Fusion <br /><br />Fusion<br />Screening<br /><br />Clone Expansion<br /><br />Subclone Screening<br /><br />Purification<br /><br />Characterize<br />
  21. 21. Paying It Forward<br />
  22. 22. Questions?<br /><br />
  23. 23. Trisha Castillo<br />Austin Community College<br />
  24. 24. Background Information <br />Parent at a Young Age<br />Got My GED<br />Counselor at ACC Led Me to the Biotech Program<br />Tough Program But One that Could Lead to A Career<br />
  25. 25. Present Situation<br />Presently in my Senior year in St. Edward’s Forensics Science Program<br /><br />Goal: A B.S. in Forensic Science<br />
  26. 26. Dreams and Aspirations<br />A Job in a Forensic or a Drug Analysis Laboratory<br />Provide a Better Life for Myself and my Children<br />
  27. 27. How Do You Give Back<br />Helped with the Installation of a New Lab<br />Helped with the Development of Protocols<br />Initiated the Development of a Articulation Agreement with St. Edward’s Forensic Science Program<br />Helping to Develop Laboratory Experiences for Biotechnology Students in the Area of Forensics<br />
  28. 28. Aziz Ahmad, MD Forsyth Technical Community College (ForsythTech), Winston-Salem, NC Sandhills Community College (SCC), Pinehurst, NC Spring 2011-Instructor ForsythTech Self-Employed <br />
  29. 29. About Myself:<br /><ul><li>Education: MD, Kabul, Afghanistan</li></ul> Biotechnology, ForsythTech CC<br /><ul><li>Work: 28 yrs, Duke University Medical Center
  30. 30. Retired: November 2007 to pursue 2nd career
  31. 31. How did I learn about Forsyth Tech?
  32. 32. Personal curiosity
  33. 33. References from friends who work in the community college system
  34. 34. Online searches
  35. 35. Visits to different community colleges</li></ul> 1. Each community college has a specific biotech focus<br /> 2. ForsythTechis part of the National Center for Biotechnology Workforce & BioNetwork<br /><ul><li>Tenacity</li></li></ul><li>Currently:<br />Spring 2011 Instructor, Anatomy and Physiology, ForsythTech<br />As an instructor I would like to:<br />Improve my teaching skills<br />Work toward a better understanding of students and their needs<br />Find ways to motivate students<br />Participate in selection of textbooks <br />Facilitate the learning process through:<br />Improvement of student labs<br />Awareness of lab difficulties<br />Understanding the importance of the lab<br />Importance of reading and studying the textbook (students not just dependent upon lectures)<br />
  36. 36. My Educational Dream:<br /><ul><li>To create basic research training for undergraduate students to prepare</li></ul>them to become future researchers <br />My Dream:<br /><ul><li>Accomplish research in a novel optical drug delivery system</li></li></ul><li> Presently:<br /><ul><li>Teach Anatomy & Physiology
  37. 37. Participate in NC COIN
  38. 38. Attend Biotech meetings
  39. 39. Work on personal research </li></li></ul><li>Tori Barron, MS<br />Staff Scientist<br />Life technologies<br />Faces of Success<br />
  40. 40. Madison Area Technical CollegeEducation<br />Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Biotechnology – 2002-2003 <br />Basic Lab Methods<br />Molecular Biology I & II<br />Biochemistry<br />Bioprocessing<br />Chromatography<br />
  41. 41. Life TechnologiesPrimary and Stem Cell Systems <br />Human Embryonic Stem Cells<br /><ul><li>Culture of human embryonic stem cells (hES) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS)
  42. 42. Differentiation of hES cells to neural stem cells, astrocyte progenitors, and astrocytes
  43. 43. GOAL = Cell therapy for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  44. 44. inject progenitors into rat models of ALS
  45. 45. test safety and efficacy
  46. 46. provide proof-of-principle
  47. 47. lay the groundwork for human clinical trials within five years</li></ul><br />Human Astrocytes<br />Abcam<br />
  48. 48. Madison Area Technical CollegeHuman Embryonic Stem Cell Culture Methods<br /><ul><li>Part-time Instructor 2010-2011
  49. 49. Develop hESCeducational curriculum (4 credit course)
  50. 50. hESCculture skills
  51. 51. hESC characterization experiments
  52. 52. lectures on wide breadth of stem cell topics
  53. 53. scientific communication skills with assignments designed around ‘real-world’ challenges in stem cell research</li></ul> <br />27<br />
  54. 54. Thank You!<br /><br />Questions?<br />