October 29, 2019 - October 30, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
BioBasics: Biotech for the Non-Scientist is an intensive two-day course starting with a review of the healthcare sectors and the scientific concepts required for understanding the biopharma industry. Building on this knowledge, the course delves into the cause of genetic and infectious disease, how disease is diagnosed, and the various therapeutic strategies used to mitigate disease. The latest innovations in immunotherapies, RNA technology, gene therapy, checkpoint inhibitors, CAR-T and more are explained.
Course agenda available online here
*Life Science Washington member’s get $100 off the registration fee. Use coupon code: SEATTLE*
Enrollment Fees: $1,325 ($1,225 for Life Science Washington members)
About the instructor: Kevin Curran, PhD
Dr. Curran received his B.S. in Biology from Southern Oregon University and his PhD in Developmental Genetics from the University of Washington in Seattle. Prior to joining Biotech Primer, Dr. Curran worked in the field of cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he analyzed the effect of small molecule therapies on apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Dr. Curran then worked in the stem cell field at UCSF, helping design procedures to generate replacement heart tissue for mammals. Most recently, he has worked in the field of behavioral neuroscience at the Salk Institute, exploring the manner that serotonin modulates various human behaviors, such as phobias and anxiety. He is currently teaching cell biology at the University of San Diego.