Whitehead Institute presents Whitehead Connects

Whitehead Connects is a new initiative that brings renowned biology and biotech leaders to Whitehead Institute to share lessons learned from careers at the nexus of academic science and industry.  Join us for a free, public lecture on November 4 – the first in our 2013-2014 series – featuring Dr. Joan Brugge, Chair of the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School and member of the scientific advisory board of eFFECTOR Therapeutics and Agios Pharmaceuticals.  Dr. Brugge will discuss “Bridging the Gap: Creating better synergies between academic science and industry.”  Following the lecture, participants will have the opportunity to meet Whitehead postdoctoral fellows and learn about their latest discoveries.

What: Whitehead Connects with Joan Brugge, “Bridging the Gap: Creating better synergies between academic science and industry”
When: November 4, 2013; 5:30 pm presentation, 6:30 pm networking reception
Where: Whitehead Institute
Nine Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142
Contact: Lauren Gilbert at (617) 258-5489 or lgilbert@wi.mit.edu

RSVP Now →

About Joan Brugge

Joan S. Brugge joined the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School in July 1997. Prior to this time, she was the Scientific Director of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Cambridge, MA. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Brugge was a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. From 1979 to 1988, Dr. Brugge was on the faculty of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, most recently as Professor of Microbiology. She received her B.A. in biology from Northwestern University and her Ph.D. in Virology from Baylor College of Medicine and completed postdoctoral research at the University of Colorado Medical Center. Dr. Brugge has also served as a member of the scientific advisory boards of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, and the Novartis Option Fund.

About Whitehead Connects

Whitehead Connects brings renowned biology and biotech leaders to Whitehead Institute to share lessons learned from careers at the nexus of academic science and industry. Following lectures, participants will have the opportunity to meet Whitehead postdoctoral fellows and learn about their latest discoveries. Seating is limited. To attend Dr. Brugge’s lecture, please RSVP.

Whitehead Connects – Upcoming Events

January 27, 2014

Vicki Sato, Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School and a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at Harvard University

April 2, 2014

Mara Aspinall, President and CEO of Ventana Medical Systems