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					                                           Upstate NY
                                      Biocareer Connection
                                      Wondering what Upstate NY has to
                                       o er in the eld of bioscience?


Panel 1: How to Land a Biocareer Job
Moderator: Caryanne Keenan, SUNY Oswego


                  Linda Kniebel
                  Linda Kniebel is a Senior Business Development Representative at Kelly Scienti c Resources—the world’s
                  leading provider of scienti c and clinical research workforce solutions. Based in Rochester, NY, Linda is an
                  accomplished industry and corporate liason for workforce trends, sta ng solutions, and cost e ective human
                  capital workforce management plans, specializing in the scienti c sectors, but with professional skill sets easily
                  transferable to all industry disciplines. Linda leverages relationships to uncover new opportunities, mitigate
                  competitive threats and gain new accounts for Kelly Scienti c. She is adept in delivering increased sales,
                  expanded pro t margin improvements and innovative marketing solutions to accelerate account success as
                  evidenced in top sales numbers.


                  Gary Morris
                  Gary Morris is the Director of SUNY Oswego's Student Success Center - the Compass. Although his area of
                  expertise is helping students through the "senior transition" phase of their college career, he works closely with
                  other departments and personnel on major and career exploration, service learning and community service,
                  and leadership development. He has spent the past 15 years at SUNY Oswego - prior to that, he worked in the
                  Career O ces at Union College (Schenectady, NY) and Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva NY). He also
                  worked in the Career Center at Kent State University, where he received his Masters. Gary is an active member
                  in multiple local, regional, state, and national professional associations.



                  Sharon Van De Mark
                  Sharon Van De Mark has worked at Cornell University for 31 years all within the College of Agriculture and Life
                  Science. She has worked in a number of Departments within the College: 1 year in Education, 2 years in
                  Neurobiology and Behavior, 7 years in Nutritional Science, 13 years in Mann Library, and 8 years in CALS Human
                  Resources. In her current position HR Support Specialist she provides day-to-day human resource consultation
                  and advice to faculty and sta in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She facilitates the full range of
                  human resource activities, including non-academic search processes, position classi cation, sta performance
                  evaluation, appointment processes, employee relation issues, visa sponsorship support, and participates in
                  special University/College projects and programs. Sharon also interprets and applies human resource policies,
                  laws and practices and assists in the development and implementation of CALS-HR programs.
                                            Upstate NY
                                       Biocareer Connection
                                        Wondering what Upstate NY has to
                                         o er in the eld of bioscience?



Concurrent Panel A: Life Science Careers in Business/Industry
Moderator: Michelina Gibbons, SUNY Cortland

                    John Boger
                    John Boger is partner with the intellectual property law rm Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti. Prior to joining
                    HRFM, Mr. Boger was Senior Counsel at Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. Before entering law, he
                    worked for eight years at DePuy, Inc. as a product development engineer and product manager specializing in
                    orthopedic implant design. He is admitted to practice in New York and is registered to practice before the
                    United States Patent and Trademark O ce. Mr. Boger graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of
                    Law, and also received, cum laude, a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Syracuse University
                    and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah.


                    Anne Marie Mullin
                    Anne Marie Mullin is the Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Laboratory Alliance of
                    Central New York. Previously, Anne Marie worked as a Consultant for Integrated Healthcare Services at Health
                    Care Data Systems in Dewitt, NY, Manager of Operations for AJM Senior Housing, Inc., Laboratory Sales
                    Representative for Eastman Kodak Company’s Clinical Products Division, and Research Technologist for the
                    Associate Medical Director of the American Red Cross. Anne Marie earned a B.S. in Medical Technology from
                    Utica College. She has taught hematology and immunohematology courses as an Adjunct Professor at Utica
                    College. Anne Marie is also a graduate of the Specialist in Transfusion Medicine Program at the National
                    Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. She is board certi ed in Blood Banking.


                    Sue Pearce-Kelling
                    After receiving a B.S. from Cornell in 1980, Sue began her career in biology by working in research laboratories
                    at Cornell and earning a M.S. through the employee degree program. Her work focused on canine pathologies,
                    both infectious and hereditary. The last fteen years of her academic career centered on the study of canine
                    inherited eye diseases. Discoveries in this laboratory produced intellectual property that in 1998 launched
                    OptiGen LLC, a veterinary genetic testing company in Ithaca. In 2006, Sue was asked by OptiGen’s members to
                    give private sector business a try and she now happily serves as OptiGen’s president and manager.
                                            Upstate NY
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Concurrent Panel B: Life Science Careers in Research/Academia
Moderator: Michele Baran, SUNY Cortland

                    Mary Beth Curtin
                    Mary Beth Curtin serves as the Associate Director at Binghamton University’s NYS Center of Excellence in Small
                    Scale Systems Integration and Packaging. Previous to this position, she served as Director of Federal Relations
                    and Public A airs at Binghamton University for three years, where she managed research-based legislative and
                    issue-oriented interactions/initiatives to advance the mission and priorities of Binghamton University with
                    federal o cials, their sta , and related agencies. Mary Beth also spent 15 years in Research Administration, as a
                    Senior Grant and Contract Administrator in the o ce of Research Development Services at Binghamton
                    University. Mary Beth has a Certi cate in Government Acquisition and Contracting, a MAT in Teaching degree, a
                    MA degree in Biology, and a BA degree in Biological Sciences, all from Binghamton University.


                    Mike Haaf
                    Mike Haaf earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Ithaca College in 1994 and then went on to earn a PhD in Organic
                    Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. He has over 12 years of teaching experience at the
                    undergraduate level, at the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo (lecturer from 1997-1999), Elizabethtown College
                    (Assistant Professor from 2000-2002), and currently at Ithaca College (2002-present) as an Associate Professor.
                    Prof. Haaf has also spent several summers teaching Organic Chemistry at Cornell University. In addition, he
                    maintains an active research laboratory, supervising undergraduate students on independent projects in the
                     eld of organic and organometallic chemistry.



                    Jeremy Luterbacher
                    Jeremy Luterbacher received a Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the Swiss Federal
                    Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2005. He received a Master’s Degree in Chemical
                    Engineering from the same institution in 2007. During this time, he performed a year of research on modeling
                    and optimization of catalytic hydrothermal gasi cation systems for his Master’s dissertation as a visiting
                    scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Chemical
                    Engineering at Cornell University, where he obtained a second Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 2010,
                    working on biomass depolymerization in high-pressure high-temperature water and CO2 mixtures. At various
                    times, Jeremy has been a teaching assistant and has supervised the research projects of three undergraduates
                    and one Master’s degree candidate.

                    Steve Youngentob
                    Steve Youngentob is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the SUNY, Upstate
                    Medical University, Syracuse, New York. He is also Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and
                    Co-Director of Upstate’s Physician Scientist Training Program. The focus of his current research is on the
                    biological basis for the epidemiologic relationship between fetal alcohol exposure and the increased
                    probability for adolescent alcohol abuse. The results of his studies, funded by the National Institute of Alcohol
                    Abuse and Alcoholism, have captured the interest of such publications as US News & World Report and the
                    London Telegram. Dr. Youngentob has authored and co-authored more than 70 articles including original
                    research papers and book chapters. He has served on several di erent NIH grant review groups.
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Concurrent Panel C: Life Science Careers in Government/Non-Pro t
Moderator: Kristin LiBritz, Ithaca College

                      John Clancy
                      John Clancy holds a B.S. degree in Forest Resource Management from SUNY ESF, a Post Graduate GIS Certi cate
                      from Penn State, and an MBA from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. He has been associated with the New York
                      State DEC for nearly 20 years and currently specializes in State Forest management, managing about 23,000
                      acres of State Forest land in Tompkins and Tioga Counties. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters
                      and enjoys outdoor activities with his family.




                      Richard Kissel
                      Richard Kissel is a vertebrate paleontologist and the Director of Teacher Programs at the Paleontological
                      Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth. He has studied ancient amphibians, dinosaurs and other
                      reptiles, and the ancient relatives of mammals. Richard has authored popular articles and children’s books on
                      paleontology and the nature of science, and he was a featured scientist on NOVA’s scienceNOW. From
                      2003-2008, Richard worked at The Field Museum in Chicago as a developer and the primary scienti c advisor for
                      Evolving Planet, the Museum’s 27,000-square-foot exhibition on the history of life on Earth. Richard holds a
                      Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, an M.S. in Geosciences, and a B.S. in Geology. His interest in science
                      education has led to his current role at PRI.


                      David Newman
                      David Newman received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University,
                      completed his residency at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY, and is board certi ed in
                      Internal Medicine. He has been the director of health services at Ithaca College since 1994, and has experience
                      in private practice, emergency medicine, and practice within the Canadian medical system.

				
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