(Link will go live on 05/13/2021)

What is Cell and Gene Therapy and what is it used for? What are some examples of these therapies and what are their implications in the treatment of disease and drug development? This session is for those who need a refresher on the basics of these exciting new technologies before we dive into more detail throughout the evening. This session is led by Maria Chavez. Maria is:
  • President of BioCurious, volunteer since it opened in 2011
  • Board Member of Momental Foundation, fellowship program matching post docs with startups
  • Co-Lead organizer of Global Community BioSummit
  • Co-Founder and Mentor of Global Community BioSummit Leadership Fellowship V1.0, 2.0, 3.0
  • Co-Founder/Board Member of Real Vegan Cheese
  • Member of Open Insulin, Founder of 2020 and 2021 Internship program
  • Member and project co-lead of community projects: DIY BioPrinting, Kombucha Genomics, Open Source Lab Hardware, Cuttlefish Research Project
  • Frequent speaker about BioSecurity and BioEthics
  • BS on Programming and Operating Systems, MBA in Global Management
  • Stay at home, homeschooling mom of 13yo Allie and 16yo Gabby
  • Avid crafter, knitter, reader, seamstress, gardener
May 13, 2021
Philly Cafe Zoom
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Office Hours w/ Ayanna Haskins: Cybersecurity (05/13) - VIRTUAL
Philly Cafe Zoom
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Office Hours w/ Scott Keeley (05/13/21)
Philly Cafe Zoom
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Office Hours w/ Expert in Residence Carolyn Hochstadter (05/13) - VIRTUAL
Delaware River Zoom
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cell and Gene Therapy: Why Philly? Why Now? - VIRTUAL
Schuylkill Zoom
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
OnRamp: Building and Launching a Product and Finding Your MVP
Delaware River Zoom
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Neotechs: From HeLa Cells to K-12 Education - VIRTUAL
Delaware River Zoom
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Job Creation and Inclusion in Cell and Gene Therapy - VIRTUAL
Delaware River Zoom
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Depicting Biological Futures: Artist's Talk w/ Dr. Heather Dewey-Hagborg
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