2021 Bioinformatics Career Mentoring

Bioinformatics Career Mentoring
Friday, November 12, 2021
Georgia Tech Marcus Nano Building, Room 1116-1118
Attire is Business Casual
Attendees are asked to wear masks or face coverings while indoors.

Alumni Mentoring Agenda
9:00-9:15 = Arrival/Check-in
9:20-10:05 = Internship Panel
10:10-11:05 = Job Search Panel
11:10-11:25 = Coffee Break
11:30-1:00 = Table Topics (students to switch tables every 15 minutes)
01:00-3:00 = Alumni Lunch with Faculty
3:00-4:00 = Illumina Information Session

Internship Panel
Harini Adepu, Essex Management LLC, Bioinformatics and Data Science Intern assigned to National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Courtney Astore, Statistical Genetics Intern at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals
Ajay Bharadwaj, Computational Toxicology Intern at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Rohan Bhukar, Bioinformatics Intern at Bristol Myers Squibb
Kara Lee, Bioinformatics Intern at Roche 
Aditya Natu, Analyst at Red Abbey Labs, LLC.
Breanna Shi, Machine Learning Bioinformatics Intern at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Alumni Panel
Matthew Hagen (PhD 2014), Principal Data Scientist at The Home Depot
Kristine Lacek (MS 2020), Health Scientist, Informatics at the CDC
Ryan Mills (PhD 2006), Associate Professor at the University of Michigan Medical School
Vinay Mittal (MS 2008, PhD 2014), Bioinformatics Staff Scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Krithika Ravindran Naidu (MS 2017), Bioinformatics Software Engineer II at Illumina
Shrinkhla Sharma (MS 2019), Software Developer Engineer at Amazon
Yuanbo Cody Wang (PhD 2019), Senior Data Scientist, AI at Invitae

Table Topics:
Kristine Lacek – Bioinformatics Work in the Government
Ryan Mills – Preparing Your Elevator Pitch
Vinay Mittal – Bioinformatics Industry Trends
Krithika Ravindran Naidu – Finding Job Openings
Shrinkhla Sharma – Resume Tips
Yuanbo Cody Wang – Interview Tips

Illumina Information Session
1103 Classroom, U.A. Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building
Hosted by Krithika Ravindran Naidu