Link to Life Science Fireside Chat | August 2018

Link to Life Science Fireside Chat | August 2018

Thursday, August 16  

5:30 - 7:30 PM

The Link To Life Science series conducts Fireside Chats with top executives from the life science industry. Our moderators and panelists share career stories, offer advice, and answer attendee questions. The Link to Life Science Series is ideal for graduate students, post docs, and early career professionals.

Join Delaware Bio on Thursday, August 16th for a Link to Life Science Fireside Chat featuring Jae Sly, Director of Strategic Business Development, ACROBiosystems, and Dr. Steven Stanhope, Principal Investigator, Delaware INBRE. The Fireside Chat is moderated by Kevin Cameron, CEO, Connect Delaware.

The Link to Life Science Series: Fireside Chat will be held at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.

Kevin Cameron
Connect Delaware

Jae Sly
Vice President
Corporate Development and Innovation

Jae Sly is the VP, Corporate Development and Innovation Lab Operations for ACROBiosystems. Jae is an Industry Leader providing strategic partnering of Biopharma technologies and launched single-use manufacturing. Jae has initiated cross-border partnering platforms, investment forums and is a corporate mentor in the Delaware and Maryland Incubator Startup Programs for Entrepreneur Professional Services. Collaborations, contract negotiations and technology evaluations for Investment Opportunities, has been primary expansion within Jae’s portfolio of services in the last several years. Jae maintains a strong industry presence by presenting and attending at major conferences. Jae received her Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Washington and MBA from San Diego State University. Jae is a member of LES, ICOY, ESACT, and BIO.

Charles Riordan
Vice President
Research, Scholarship and Innovation
University of Delaware

Charlie Riordan serves as Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Innovation with responsibility for advancing the University's research enterprise, including oversight of the University’s Research Office, five University-wide research institutes, core facilities and the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships. The University of Delaware (UD) is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a very high research activity, a distinction achieved by less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the top 100 universities in terms of federal R&D support for science and engineering. Riordan is an inorganic chemist whose research has been supported primarily by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He is the recipient of a 1994 National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (NYI). A member of the UD faculty since 1997, he served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry from 2002-07 and was Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education from 2010-13. Riordan served on the University's Path to Prominence strategic planning committee and chaired the University’s 2014-15 strategic planning process, which led to the current University strategic plan, Delaware Will Shine. He received the University's outstanding doctoral graduate advising and mentoring award in 2008. An elected fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he received the 2013 American Chemical Society Delaware Section Award for his scholarly research. Riordan was elected into Texas A&M University’s College of Science Academy of Distinguished Former Students. Riordan has served on the editorial advisory boards of Inorganic Chemistry, the Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry and Dalton Transactions. He has served on numerous review panels and committees, including a three-year stint as Chair, of the NIH MSF-A study section. He earned his bachelor's degree at the College of Holy Cross, his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago.

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