Frédéric Sweeney is the Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Financing Lead at bioMérieux, a multinational biotechnology company specializing in diagnostic tools. He is based in Boston. An alumnus of Dan Durocher’s lab at the LTRI, Frédéric now uses his scientific background to scout for new technologies in a rapidly growing technology field. In this spotlight, Frédéric shares his thoughts on his career path and advice on how to translate your scientific training into a successful career in biotech.
Dr. Jacques Archambault is Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at McGill University. He shares his thoughts on his career from the time he was a graduate student with Jim Friesen, when the Department was then known as Medical Genetics, to his current interests in virology and viral pathogenesis.
Dr. Faiyaz Notta reflects on his experience as a graduate student in John Dick’s lab and how it inspired him to pursue a career in academia. After productive graduate and post-doc studies, he is now running his own lab as an Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) Fellow and Principal Investigator at the Princess Margaret Hospital, studying the mechanism of pancreatic cancer development. Faiyaz shares advice on how to achieve an academic career and how to run a successful research program.
Ramona Sequeira, President, United States Business Unit and a member of the executive team at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, shares her memories starting as an undergraduate student in Molecular Genetics and how it inspired her to pursue a career on the business and management side in the pharmaceutical industry. Ramona reflects on the different stages in her career journey, both complex and rewarding. She shares how she used her experiences to build the platform that has enabled her to be a successful leader and mentor, and maintain a healthy outlook in her personal and professional life.
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