Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bioscience Careers Seminar, Thursday, May 28th, 5pm-6pm: "Convincing the 'old guard' of science and business to believe in the entrepreneur's quest to change the future"

The Bioscience Careers Seminar Series Presents:

*"Convincing the 'old guard' of science and business to believe in the entrepreneur's quest to change the future"*

Leen Kawas, Ph.D.

CEO and President

M3 Biotechnology Inc., Seattle, WA

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:00-6:00pm

Health Sciences Building, Room T-747

Refreshments Provided

Leen Kawas, Ph.D, is CEO and President of M3 Biotechnology Inc., an emerging company that is targeting growth-factor systems with a drug that could reverse the course of neurodegenerative disease. Kawas first trained as a molecular pharmacologist and worked as a pharmacist in Amman, Jordan. She subsequently trained in the Neuroventure Executive Training program at the Foster Business School and earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology & Toxicology from WSU. Dr. Kawas’s goal and passion is entrepreneurship that leads to disease-modifying pharmaceuticals that address critical unmet medical needs. As a female entrepreneur with a scientific background, Kawas is also committed to mentoring women in science and business.

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This seminar series is only possible because of generous support from the UW Departments of: The Departments of Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education, Genome Sciences,Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Biophysics, the Office of Research and Graduate Education, the Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant, the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and the Graduate School. Thank You!