ASBMB Virtual Career Expo

Nov. 2, 2022 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern | Free registration required

The ASBMB Career Expo aims to highlight the diversity of career choices available to modern biomedical researchers. No matter your career stage, this virtual event will provide a plethora of career options for you to explore while simultaneously connecting you with knowledgeable professionals in these careers.

Each 60-minute session will focus on a different career path and will feature breakout rooms with a range of professionals in those paths. Attendees can choose to meet in a small group with a single professional for the entire session or move freely between breakout rooms to sample advice from multiple professionals.

Sessions will feature the following five sectors: industry, government, science communication, science policy, and other.


Government careers (11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eastern)

Brandon Anjuwon–Foster
Regulatory Review Scientist, United States Food and Drug Administration

Edgardo Falcón–Morales
Program Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Kellyann Jones–Jamtgaard
Biological Sciences Specialist, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Alexandra (Alex) O'Sick
Staff Scientist, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Science policy careers (12:15–1:15 p.m. Eastern)

Ryan Bixenmann
Senior Science Officer, California Council on Science and Technology

Yasmeen Hussain
Program Officer, Washington State Academy of Sciences

Chris Pickett
Senior Science Policy Analyst, Lexical Intelligence

Jacqueline Robinson–Hamm
Senior Science Policy Analyst, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Victoria Schneider
Global Health R&D Program Manager, Research!America

Tomoko Steen
Director of Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy, Georgetown University

Melody Tan
Legislative Assistant, Office of Rep. Donald McEachin

Science communication careers (1:30–2:30 p.m. Eastern)

Arti Dumbrepatil
Freelance Science Writer

Sarah Ellinwood
Managing Editor, BioBuzz

Joanna Kotloski
Director of Marketing and Communications, American Association for Anatomy

Chris Peña
Associate Director of Content Strategy, Purohit Navigation Inc.

Flavian Stokker
Scientific Managing Editor, Elsevier

Albert Yen
Associate Medical Writer, Merck

Other careers (2:45–3:45 p.m. Eastern)

Erika Dahl
Lead Consultant, Halloran Consulting Group Inc.

Andrew Hebbeler
Principal Assistant Director for Health and Life Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Mike Hinton
Market Intelligence Manager, Polsky Center at the University of Chicago

Tom Kiselak
Patent Agent, Clark+Elbing LLP

Purnima Padmanabhan
Research Scientist, Meta/Facebook

Evelin Young
Lead, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Baylor College of Medicine

Industry careers (4–5 p.m. Eastern)

Tamica Collins
Regional Medical Scientist, Ascendis Pharma

Ian Harwood
Senior Global Product Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories

Dawn Hayward
Regulatory Affairs Manager, Technical Resources International Inc.

Ben Leadem
Clinical Scientist, GeneDx

Crystal Mendoza
Scientist, Apriori Bio

Melissa Ruggiero
Study Director, Attentive Science

Kimberly Toops
Regional Sales Manager, ZEISS Microscopy

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