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PhDs in the Real World

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Career Exploration; Industry Careers; Networking Opportunities; Informational Session

Jan 30, 2019

Speaker(s): Kevin Tosh, PhD Research Scientist, Precigen Inc
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students.

Are you interested in a career in industry? Are you wondering if you need postdoctoral experience to get started? Are you curious what it is like to work for a biotechnology company?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should attend our next installment of PhDs in the ‘Real World’ on Wednesday, January 30 from 4-5pm in the Graduate Student Lounge (Building 10, Room 1N263). This event will feature Dr. Kevin Tosh, a Research Scientist at Precigen Inc and NIH GPP Alumnus.

In this event, Dr. Tosh will discuss his career path, from graduate school to postdoctoral fellowship and, more recently, his transition into the biotechnology industry. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to ask questions, become acquainted with industry careers, and further develop their career plans.

About the speaker: Dr. Kevin Tosh completed his undergraduate training at Union University and attained his master’s degree in Microbiology and Immunology from Georgetown University in 2009. Following a two-year position at the Food & Drug Administration, Dr. Tosh entered the NIH-Georgetown Graduate Partnership Program for his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. For his dissertation, Dr. Tosh elucidated the innate response to the toxoplasma parasite under the supervision of Dr. Alan Sher (NIAID). After obtaining his PhD, Dr. Tosh conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania, investigating the sensitivity and specificity of T-cell receptors targeting tumor-associated antigens for the treatment of solid tumors. In 2018, Dr. Tosh began his position as a research scientist for Precigen Inc, a subsidiary of Intrexon.