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Opera Bioscience Takes Center Stage

The company co-founded by MBP Director Danielle Tullman-Ercek is finding financial support as it pursues next-generation protein production.
Nov 21, 2022

Search Committee Formed to Find New Dean of the McCormick School of Engineering

The individual chosen will succeed Julio M. Ottino, who will step down as dean at the end of the academic year.
Nov 16, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Straight Talk About Science

MBP Director Danielle Tullman-Ercek spoke to a delegation from Austria about the importance of communication in building public trust about scientific research.
Nov 10, 2022

Avoiding the Burnout Bug

Biotech Nexus panelists talk about the importance of outside interests to keep their passion for science alive. 
Oct 27, 2022

What to Look for in an Ideal Mentor

Panelists at MBP's Biotech Nexus event shared what it takes to be an effective mentor — and what traits should be a dealbreaker.
Oct 17, 2022

Answering a $1 Billion Question

Samuel Chiang (MBP ‘22) examined the drug development competitive landscape for Huntington Disease management and presented his findings to Northwestern Engineering's Master of Biotechnology Program (MBP) Industrial Advisory Board.
Aug 7, 2022

Saying Goodbye to Stage Fright

Eleanor Daugerdas (MBP ‘22) used to get stage fright, but lessons learned in Northwestern Engineering's Master of Biotechnology Program (MBP) helped her recently overcome that and win the Industrial Advisory Board’s award for best oral presentation.
Aug 7, 2022

Faculty Startup Wins 2022 Equalize Pitch Competition

Professor Danielle Tullman-Ercek’s company, Opera Bioscience, is developing a bacterial platform that produces high purity proteins, reducing the cost of goods for proteins needed to make cultivated meat, biomaterials, and cell therapies.
Jul 21, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

What a Venture Capitalist Looks for in Entrepreneurs

Jamie Kasuboski talks about life as a venture capitalist in biotechnology and how entrepreneurs can stand out in the crowd.
Jul 19, 2022

Biotech Nexus Panelists Stress Networking — and Patience

Panelists at MBP’s Biotech Nexus event share the most important lessons they learned during their time in graduate school.
Jul 19, 2022

Thriving in the Data

Emily Hoffman talks about her work as manager at Ambit Consulting Services and the traits necessary to succeed as a consultant in the biopharmaceutical industry.
Jun 17, 2022

Latonia Harris Encourages Master’s, PhD Graduates to Honor Their Supporters

Harris and Dean Julio M. Ottino spoke during the 2022 PhD Hooding and Master’s Degree Recognition Ceremony on June 12, where they discussed the value of education and perseverance.
Jun 13, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Annette Rippert Encourages Graduating Seniors to Use Power of Change

Rippert and Dean Julio M. Ottino spoke at the 2022 Undergraduate Convocation on June 12 and implored graduates to use their skills to improve the world.
Jun 13, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Building, Leading, and Succeeding on Cross-Functional Teams

Abbott principal research scientist Felicia Bogdon shared how she's been able to develop multidisciplinary teams and what she looks for in potential hires.
Jun 3, 2022

Dean Julio M. Ottino Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Ottino was recognized for his achievements in original research, and he led the development of Whole-Brain Engineering, which is McCormick’s guiding strategy.
May 3, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News
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