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Life After Graduate School | From Fundamental Science to Startups: How to Use Your PhD as Your Career Secret Weapon

Brandon H. MacNaughton, PhD (Applied Physics 2007) (Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc.)

Summary: Brandon will discuss how and why he intentionally went from applied physics graduate student to physics postdoc to biomedical engineering research faculty to startup founder/Chief Technology Officer to emergency medicine research faculty to venture capitalist to codeveloper/instructor of a first-of-its-kind entrepreneurship course to founder/CEO at venture-capital-backed Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc (

From his experience, Brandon will share his ideas on how to lead a fulfilling career, ways to transfer your PhD skills, and the wide range of opportunities available after grad school. Plus, there may just be some bonus footage of awesome physics experiments.

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When and Where

Map West Hall - 335

December 2018

12:00pm - 1:00pm

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