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Educating the Biotechnologist for Our Future

presented by The Greater Capital Region Career Pathways Consortium in cooperation with 
Workforce Consortium for Emerging Technologies

Friday, May 1, 2009

Held at the Cancer Research Center, University at Albany East Campus
, One Discovery Drive, 
Rensselaer, NY 12144-2345

Click on presenters’ names for a brief bio and on presentation title to download the corresponding PowerPoint presentation.

8:15 AM Registration and Networking

9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions

John A. Tine, Ph.D, Director, Molecular Genetics, Center for Functional Genomics

Ted Hennessy, Career Development Specialist, Questar III BOCES

Elizabeth Herkenham, Executive Director, Workforce Consortium

9:15 AM Keynote Speaker

Sonia Sparks Wallman, Ph.D.

Director of Northeast Biomanufacturing Center & Collaborative (NBC2)

Growing a Biomanufacturing Workforce for a Growing Bioeconomy

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM Guided Tours of Cancer Research Center Laboratories

11:15 AM Dr. Shaker A. Mousa, PhD, MBA, FACC, FACB,

Professor and Executive VP and Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research Institute,

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Integration of Different Technology Platforms in Solving Complex Problems: The Road to Better Disease Management

12 Noon Lunch

12:45 PM Peter M. Takvorian, PhD CUNY / NYC DOE

Designing a Biotech Program that Engages Students, Enhances Their Education, and Fosters a Career

1:30 PM Jason McMillian, Finger Lakes Community College

The Role of the Community College in Preparing Students for the Future

2:15 PM Biotechnologist Perspective Panel Discussion

Panelists include:

Two Future Biotechnologists, New Visions Students

Liz Snyder, FLCC Biotechnology Student

Joe Steinert, Graduate of FLCC & Bio-technician

Sharon Salmon, Immunology Research Lab Manager, Albany Medical Center

2:45 PM Closing Remarks