Science Shaping Our World-SHOWTM is an ongoing seminar and networking series that highlights cutting edge translational life science research and development.
  • SHOW's mission is to provide a stage for researchers that are at the cutting edge of life science innovation and translation whereby they can share their work and discuss its future application potential in a non-conventional setting.
  • Further, through SHOW we seek to draw together a multidisciplinary audience spanning multiple sectors from both academia and industry where they can gain exposure and insight into the life science advancements poised to change our world.

Science Shaping Our World-SHOW: Science Shaping Our World-SHOW Scientist-Entrepreneur Series: From Therapeutics to Diagnostics

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Registration Open

Science Shaping Our World-SHOW is an ongoing seminar and networking series that highlights cutting edge, translational, life science research and development. These season of SHOW is focused on the scientist-entrepreneur in collaboration with our new, Commercializing Technology: New Venture Creation for Life Scientists initiative, highlighting companies created by researchers addressing a broad spectrum of healthcare need. Speakers for our SHOW event include:

Stuart Chaffee, PhD, MBA Entrepreneur in Residence at Atlas Venture - Dr. Chaffee is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Atlas Venture, where he recently co-founded an early-stage therapeutics company focused on targeted protein degradation. He joined Atlas from Biogen, where he spent five years in several different roles including Finance, Business Development, Program Management, and Corporate Strategy. Prior to Biogen, Dr. Chaffee was at Leerink Partners, a healthcare focused investment bank, and was part of the founding team at Zafgen, a now publicly-traded biotech company developing therapies for obesity. Originally trained as a synthetic organic chemist, Dr. Chaffee started his career as a medicinal chemist at Amgen where he led various drug discovery and development efforts in oncology and neurodegenerative disease.

Rathi Srinivas, PhD, Co-founder and CSO at Novoyxis - Dr. Srinivas is co-founder and CSO of Novopyxis, a Boston-based biotech doing early stage medical device and therapeutic development. Novopyxis currently has two products in their portfolio: a hand-held needle-free transdermal delivery device to get large molecules deeper through skin painlessly and a mathematically designed therapeutic to treat cardiovascular disease. The company has won several awards including the CASIS-Boeing Prize for Technology in Space and the Amgen Golden Ticket.

Ari Brettman, MD, Principal at Clarus Ventures - Dr. Brettman, joined Clarus in September 2014. Prior to Clarus, Dr. Brettman completed a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology. Dr. Brettman was also an NIH post-doctoral fellow at the MGH Center for Systems Biology, where he investigated the regulation of cellular fat storage and used big data analytics at Partners Healthcare to improve disease management. Dr. Brettman is a board observer for Entasis Therapeutics, AvroBio, and Praxis Precision Medicines. Dr. Brettman received his M.D. from Duke University and his A.B. in History and Science from Harvard College. While a medical student, he was a Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Fellow at Stanford University, where he studied angiogenesis.

Vitor Pamplona, PhD, Founder and CTO, co-CEO at EyeNetra - Dr. Pamplona, is an award-winning inventor and fastidious scientist who has pioneered new methods for eye care diagnostics. He is currently the founder and CTO, co-CEO at EyeNetra developing mobile smartphone powered eye diagnostics/vision screening technology. He founded his first technology company when he was 15 years old, holds 4 patents, and is one of the few PhD students that published 4 academic papers as the leading author at the prestigious ACM SIGGRAPH conference.

Please join us for an amazing evening of the science entrepreneurship and networking. Event pre-registration is required with event sign-in beginning at 6:00 PM. Light food and refreshments will be provided.

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