May, 2015 Microbial Biotechnology Program / Department of Plant & Microbial Biology
The latest MMB Program news...
Congratulations to Paul Hamilton! CALS Dean Richard Linton officially promoted MMB Director Paul Hamilton to Associate Professor with tenure on April 23rd, 2015.
A message from our Director Congratulations MMB grads! And many thanks to MMB students, alumni, faculty, and friends! You all contributed to a fantastic year, and we happily look forward to the next. PTH
Congratulations 2015 Grads! On Saturday, May 9th, the MMB program promoted eleven outstanding individuals into the alumni ranks. Congratulations to Mani Kotipalli, Reny Mathew, Judd Melvin, Emma Qiu, Ashley Reece, Daniel Sims, Molly Staton, Nick Taylor, Wonde Tekolla, Sarah Tingen, and Vinitha Venugopalan! We wish our 2015 grads, and new alumni, all the best!
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MMB website has a new look! This spring
the website was given a facelift. Check it out and let us know what you think.
We’re on Twitter! Follow us @NCSU_MMB
Thank you, industry partners! Thank you to our Spring 2015 case study hosts, BioResource International , Galaxy Diagnostics , and Metabolon .
Industry Advisory Board Meeting Members of the MMB Industry Advisory Board along with Microbiology faculty and program staff met on May 13th, 2015 and discussed several features of the program including marketing and recruitment efforts, and curriculum development. Numerous recommendations were offered regarding these features and we have already acted upon several of those ideas, including revisions to the MMB website . Many thanks you to our IAB members for their invaluable support! IAB Members: Peyton Anderson, CEO, Affinergy; Geoff Bock, Director of Marketing & Business Development, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences; Ben Beuhrer, VP, ZenBio; Jason Caplan, CEO, EnSolve Biosystems; Vivian Doelling, Director of Business & Technology Development, North Carolina Biotechnology Center; Kristen Eads, Senior Compliance Analyst, GSK; Brent Fagg, Director of Strategic Alliances, Validic; Kathleen Kennedy, Former VP of Education & Training, North Carolina Biotechnology Center; Cedric Pierce, CEO, Mycosynthetix; Giles Shih, Director of Intellectual Property, BioResource International; Michael Stocum, Managing Director, Personalized Medicine Partners; Jacob Traverse, Director of AgBiotech Enterprise & Technology Development
Job postings and updates Congratulations to alumnus Geoff Bock for his appointment at Director of Marketing & Business Development at the Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences Congratulations to alumnus Eric Mayer for the success of PooPrints and its expansion to the UK. See the Alumni News page of the MMB website for more info.
Please email Jason Cramer ( [email protected]
) if you are aware of job openings or internships at your company. We would like to distribute that information to our current students. Alumni, if you have recently been promoted or have assumed a new position, please let us know so that we can include such accomplishments in future letters.