Last week I wrote about our new Industry Collaboration Portal, a mechanism to boost our collaborations with industry, to leverage our research successes into new products and therapies, to develop new entrepreneurial initiatives and, not incidentally, bring in new sources of funding for research.
Now there’s an opportunity to learn more about the portal project and to meet our new portal director, JaiPal Singh, Ph.D., who is joining the School as visiting professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology – he officially starts April 1.
Dr. Singh brings extensive experience in drug discovery development, having served as cardiovascular research head and research advisor at Eli Lilly and Co., as chief scientific officer and vice president of research at St. Joseph Translational Research Institute and Emory Healthcare System, Atlanta, as well scientific advisor to several biotechnology companies and founder of his own firm, Prana Biotech.
He will be discussing “Opportunities and Challenges of Industry Collaboration on Translating Discoveries in Academic Labs” at noon on Tuesday, April 8, as part of the Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology’s seminar series. The meeting will be in MS 326 — I hope to see you there.