Meditations of an oncology geek

Visiting LLU

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25 January 2020

The graduate students at Loma Linda University recently invited me to visit and give a scientific talk. While it’s always fun to geek out about research and share the excitement with others, I had the most fun meeting with the graduate students and having open forum Q&A about the transition from academia to industry.

It’s an absolute honor to work on projects that can tangibly improve the lives of patients, and this is what motivated most of the students to pursue scientific research in the first place. For me, this has given my life purpose, and has allowed me to live some of the best years of my life. It was really great to be around so many young, energetic minds. Many of them want the exact same thing: to be much closer to the interface of science and application. I might have even sold a few of them to move into biotech. I hope they do! Biotech and beyond needs as many bright minds and purpose-driven hearts as possible. 

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March 7th, 2020 at 12:12 pm

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