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Research: From academia to venture capital (In-person Guest Lecture)

September 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

Graduate Seminar Series: Cell and Tissue Stream

*Note this lecture can count towards your seminar series requirement 

Presentation Title: Research: From academia to venture capital

Location:  WB116


As scientists, we continuously strive to push our understanding of the world. As scientists in venture capital, we try to apply the learnings from academic research to help identify, evaluate, and build novel companies. Join us for a discussion on the mission and philosophy of the Research team at Foresite Capital, and the similarities and differences between research in academia and venture.


Scott McIsaac, PhD

Scott is a scientist and technologist, having made numerous contributions in the fields of synthetic biology, systems biology, and the computational and experimental study of transcriptional regulation. Scott comes to Foresite from Calico (a Google/Alphabet-funded life sciences company), where he led an independent research laboratory as one of its earliest hires. Scott received his Ph.D. from Princeton University with David Botstein and his postdoctoral training at CalTech with Frances Arnold.

Jacob Barlow, PhD

Jacob has a broad range of academic and industry research experience in sequencing technologies, drug delivery, diagnostics, and the human microbiome. Previously, Jacob was a fellow at Northpond Ventures handling life science tools and diagnostics investments and completed his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from CalTech in the lab of Rustem Ismagilov. He also worked on RNA delivery at Moderna Tx and oral peptide delivery at Entrega Tx.



September 29, 2022
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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