Discussion Series: Translating Scientific Knowledge into Effective Therapies

Date:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Location:  Sherman Fairchild Center Room 800

RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wisc-translating-scientific-knowledge-into-effective-therapies-tickets-11187254379

Academia incubates great ideas and discoveries, fundamentally. Pharmaceutical industry brings ideas into reality. How can we translate fundamental research into real life application, into effective clinical therapies, into a drug? What is it like to conduct research as a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry? Join our discussion with Liang Schweizer, a director of Lead Discovery and Optimization at Bristol Myers Squibb!

Liang Schweizer received her Ph.D degree in Molecular biology and Genetics at Universität Zürich and has been a research fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She joined BMS in 2003 and has rich experience in translating fundamental science into medical application. Bristol Myers Squibb is an American pharmaceutical company in several therapeutic areas, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis and psychiatric disorders. Its mission is to “discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.”

Coffee and snacks will be served.