Caroline Duffy is an early-career researcher who currently works at Cytiva (formally GE Life Sciences) as a Bioprocess Scientist. A Massachusetts native, she is a proud alumna of the UMass system, having completed a BS in Biochemistry at UMass Amherst in 2010, and went on to earn her PhD in Biochemistry at UMass Medical School in 2016. Her dissertation described the effects of a disease-causing mutation in the DNA sliding clamp using crystallography and biophysical techniques. She made her transition to industry through a post-doc at Sanofi-Genzyme in their Rare Disease group, focusing on Cystic Fibrosis and Sickle Cell disease research. Upon completion of her post-doc, she was promoted to Scientist in the Biologics Research group, where she focused on expression, purification, and analytics of early drug-discovery targets. Caroline has always been passionate about science outreach and education but struggled to find a balance between her love of benchwork and teaching. She is currently in a role that perfectly blends both: working in the lab on small-scale process development, as well as acting as an instructor for Fast Trak Training and Education courses. She is an avid choral-singer and home-cook and loves to volunteer in her spare time.
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
Thursday, June 11
This multi-topic session will provide participants with an overview of diverse careers in the…