Friday October 28th 2022

Your Weekly Beyond the PhD Digest

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Graduate School Office Hours

Graduate School Application Review Sessions

Schedule a 30-minute call with one of the Beyond the PhD team members to review your application materials for Graduate School. Materials may include interviewing, CV, resume, and personal statements. Slots available from November 2-19, 2022.

Please send your materials for review at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled meeting to

Marcus Duffin is an entrepreneur, inventor, published author and international strategist whose company partners with pharmaceutical companies, foreign governments, NGOs, and various other partners to bring a non-surgical medical approach to dentistry using medicine and novel low cost technologies. Marcus has spent a decade building his patent portfolio, developing supply chain and distribution networks, conducting international demonstration projects, collaborating with foreign Ministries of Health, and building two dental device and treatment companies. Marcus’s patented technologies have led to a new treatment system that can address the over 44% of the global population with untreated tooth decay in a faster, lower cost, atraumatic, safer and more effective way. Marcus believes that new treatment models and technologies are needed to change the current failed paradigm for managing oral health around the globe.

Marcus holds a BS in Biochemistry Biophysics from Oregon State University, a MS in Biomedical Science from the University of Connecticut Health Center, and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Portland State University.

When not working on expanding international public health infrastructure capabilities, Marcus enjoys spending time in parks or at the beach with his family and coming up with new inventions for various industries.
From PhD to Stem Cell Engineer
Vincent Truong is Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Anatomic Incorporated. He is a stem cell biologist by training and currently develops cell based assays using human induced pluripotent stem cell derived neurons for neurological drug discovery and toxicology. When he isn’t in the lab, he is traveling to conferences and setting up collaborations with leading academic labs and biotech companies.

Potential talking points :
Journey from staff scientist in academia to biotech start-up co-founder

The joys of wearing many hats
  • Assay and product development in the lab
  • Sales and BD
  • Marketing
  • Data analytics
  • Finances

Career Blog

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Applying to Graduate School?

Applying to Graduate School?
Are you or do you know someone that is applying for graduate school? Schedule a 30-minute call with one of the Beyond the PhD team members to review your application materials. Materials that may be reviewed include CV, resume, and personal statements. Or, if you would like to practice interviewing please also schedule a session. Sessions will be available from November …

Author: Britt Knight PhD, Director
Categories: Graduate Program, helpful tips, interviews

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