Transitioning from Academia to Industry


Thursday, August 17, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:30pm


Yawkey 306 & 307, Yawkey Conference Center, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston
Speaker: Stuart Licht, Ph.D., Director of Protein Sciences, Moderna Therapeutics
Dr. Stuart Licht (BS, Princeton University; PhD, MIT) was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at MIT from 2002-2008, at which point he was recruited as a Lab Head by Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research, then spent several years as Lab Head in Oncology at Sanofi-Aventis/Sanofi, and has just joined Moderna Therapeutics, Cambridge, as Associate Director of Protein Sciences. Dr. Licht will talk about factors you should consider when contemplating a move from an academic setting to industry, and will answer questions about his own experience in making this transition.