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Mar 30 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Amgen Massachusetts External Outreach Program Spring 2023 Lecture Series: The Life of a Drug & Target Identification and Validation

  • Organizer: Amgen
  • Venue: Virtual

March 30th Lectures:

The Life of a Drug​ with Rahul Sangodkar (USAM)

Target Identification & Validation with John Ferbas (USTO)

Amgen Massachusetts will be hosting a Spring Semester Lectures series starting on March 30th. It is a 6-week program, occurring weekly on Thursdays (3-5 pm EST) until May 4thThe virtual lectures will be scheduled as a single 2-hour session per week, each session includes 2 lectures and a Q/A session. To end the series there will be a Career Talk with a panel of Amgen volunteers to speak with the students on their journey from school to industry in hopes of guiding students to get prepared for industry jobs.

Below is the current lecture schedule. Please register using the registration link. When it's time to attend a lecture you can use the Webex information below the schedule.

Thursday, March 30:

  • The Life of a Drug: holistic overview of drug development with Rahul Sangodkar
  • Target Identification & Validation with John Ferbas

Thursday, April 6

  • Drug Discovery at Amgen: A Multi-Modality Approach with Juma Bridgewater
  • Process Development from Clinic to Approval with Kelsey O'Donnell

Thursday, April 13

  • Combination Product Development with Calvin Clark
  • Careers in Patent Law with Cynthia Chen

Thursday, April 20

  • The FDA Drug Approval Process - Role of Regulatory Affairs with Augustus Kamassah
  • Drug Safety: An Industry Perspective with Oluwadamilola Ogunyankin

Thursday, April 27

  • Electrochemistry, Photochemistry, and Kinetic Analysis as Methods for Greener and Improved Processes with Tess Myren
  • Modeling of Processes, Products and Devices for Drug Development & Manufacturing with Elcin Icten Gencer

Thursday, May 4

  • Careers in Biotech - Beyond the lab with Rick Caputo & Sharon Mathelus
  • Career Panel with Marissa Bennett


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