Accomplished scientists connect with doctoral students and postdocs through QB3-Berkeley’s Professionals in Residence (PIR) program: each semester, PIR mentors visit campus for daylong residencies that feature career talks, small group advising, and one-on-one opportunities for mentorship for graduate students and postdocs. These accomplished scientists share their expertise on career exploration and job searching with UC Berkeley’s bioscience trainees, covering a wide range of career paths that utilize advanced scientific training.
Elizabeth Alcamo, PhD
COO Seawolf Therapeutics and Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Katja Brose, PhD
Science Program Officer
Chan Zuckerberg InitiativeKatja's profile & advice
Miki Yamamoto, PhD
Vice President and Head Of Regulatory Affairs
Arrivent BiopharmaMiki's profile & advice
Andy Hsieh, PhD
Senior research analyst and partner
William Blair & Company, LLCAndy's profile & advice
Bilge Ozaydin, PhD
Director, Strain Discovery and Development group
Pivot BioBilge's profile & advice
Don't miss this unique opportunity for mentorship!
Interested in becoming a PIR? This is what our accomplished scientists are saying about their experience:
- “My day at UC Berkeley as a PIR reminded me once again about the incredible pool of talent at the University. The opportunity to encourage them to consider the industry as a career choice hopefully provided them with a more balanced view of the professional opportunities waiting for them to explore.”
- “This was a great experience…the immediate feedback from the students made it very rewarding.”
- “I like the idea of giving back to Berkeley… If I can participate in this and help even one person, then I think it’s worthwhile and paying back to all those before me who helped me.”
List of Past PIRs
- Faith M. Dukes, PhD, Director, Office of Government and Community Relations, K-12 STEM Education Programs at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Erin Dueber, PhD, Senior Principal Scientist, Department of Early Discovery Biochemistry at Genentech
- Lydia The, PhD, Partner at McKinsey & Company
- Elise A. Kikis, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of Biology at the University of the South (Sewanee).
- Christine Ring, PhD, JD, General Counsil and Secretary of Nurix
- Timothy Day, PhD, CSO and Co-founder of DNALite Therapeutics.
- Seth Lieblich, PhD, Principal of 8VC.
- Jodi B. Yellin, PhD, Director of Science Policy at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
- Gary Lee, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Senti Biosciences.
- Tracy Teal, PhD, Executive Director, Dryad.
- Mike Holmes, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Ambys Medicines.
- Rachel Bernstein, PhD, Editor, Science Careers, AAAS.
- Debkishore Mitra, PhD, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Lucira Health
- Alan Sachs, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Lenny Teytelman, PhD, CEO and co-founder of protocols.io
- Katie Krolikowski, PhD, Professor of Biology and Biotechnology at Contra Costa College
- Laleh Shayesteh, JD, PhD, Assistant Director of Administration and Senior Licensing Officer with UC Berkeley’s Office of Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA)
- Alison Moore, PhD, Chief Technical Officer, Allogene Therapeutics
- Hemai Parthasarathy, PhD, Scientific Director of Breakout Labs (part of the Thiel Foundation) and CSO and Partner in Breakout Ventures
- Veronique Kiermer, PhD, Publisher & Executive Editor, PLOS
For more information about the QB3-Berkeley Professionals in Residence program, contact Rosanne Lurie at firstname.lastname@example.org.