Network 9 Biology and Chemistry
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Interact with nine or more professionals from your field of interest. Learn more about what they do, where they work, and how they got started – all at an event that’s small enough to promote real conversations.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Colt Hall Forum
5:00 p.m. Check-In and Pre-Networking
5:30 p.m. Panel Presentation
6:30 p.m. Networking Reception
Network with professionals from the following companies:
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Dr. Jordan Buzzell, DDS, MPH – Pediatric Dentist
Lieutenant Commander, Dental Corps, United States Navy
Dr. Jordan Buzzell is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist (Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry). He graduated with a B.S. from Azusa Pacific University (2002), a D.D.S. from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (2006), a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry New York University College of Dentistry (2008), and a MPH from Loma Linda University School of Public Health (2012).
Buzzell was commissioned in 2002 with the US Navy. He is the third Naval Officer in his family. He was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan from 2008 to 2010 and then in San Diego, CA from 2010 to present. Buzzell is currently the staff pediatric dentist at Naval Medical Center San Diego primarily seeing children with special health care needs who are either family members of active duty military or retired military.
Coram/Apria Specialty Infusion Services
Sarah Tipton – Pharmacist
Sarah G. Tipton graduated from Creighton University School of Pharmacy in 1976 with her B.S. in Pharmacy. For 10 years, she has lived in the Carlsbad area of San Diego and works as a per diem pharmacist at Coram Infusion Specialties, an Apria Healthcare Company in the Carmel Mountain area. The company provides intravenous medications for patients, usually after they go home from the hospital. During her 37 years since graduation, Tipton has experienced a variety of practice settings including retail (chain store and independent), hospital, mail order, correctional facility, and home infusion.
Tipton has been married 30+ years, loves to travel the world, is active in women's ministry in her local church, and is the mother of one daughter (Bethany who graduated PLNU in 2012).
San Diego Zoo
Peter Gilson – Educator Guide
Peter Gilson is a PLNU graduate from the class of 2011, obtaining his B.S. in Environmental Science. After graduating, he went on to work at the San Diego Zoo in a variety of diverse departments, such as the Education Department, the Herpetology Department, the Institute for Conservation Research, and now as an Educating Guide, where he teaches people about the incredible animal and plant collections found at the San Diego Zoo. He has a passion for teaching as well as conservation of animals and their natural habitats around the globe.
Mike Denning - Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
Mike Denning has a B.S. in Biology from BYU-Hawaii and currently works as a sales representative at Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceuticals, where his responsibilities are to increase market share for a portfolio of products. He has been successful in this position.
On a personal note, Denning has a heart for the mission field and speaks fluent Spanish. He enjoys surfing, snowboarding, writing music, playing the guitar and drums. He is also a supporter of the Surfrider Foundation.
Bryan Crane – Medical Engineer Specializing in DNA Code
Bryan Crane graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1999, and went on to receive his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At graduate school he designed, developed, and characterized instrumentation for genetic analysis including forms of real-time polymerase chain reaction and capillary electrophoresis. He currently works as the Senior Staff Engineer for the biotech company, Illumina, where he helps to develop opto-mechanical, thermal, and fluidic systems for instrumentation in genotyping, gene expression, and sequencing.
Tim Moseley – Orthopedic Research Professional
After doing his undergraduate at UC Irvine, Tim Moseley went on to receive his Ph.D. in Cellular & Developmental Biology at UC Davis. He has worked in a variety of laboratory and research positions and currently serves as the Senior Scientist for Biologics Research & Development at NuVasive, Inc. He specializes in the management of regulatory studies and preclinical research, stem cell therapy clinical trial support, technical document preparation and planning for a successful pre-IND submission, and is certified in LEAN 6-sigma Continuous Improvement.
Kim Richards – Principal
Kim Richards started KDR PR with a passion for engaging with the community and encouraging new collaborations between non-profits, business, and education where arts and creativity are blended with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to create STEAM. She recently launched STEAMConnect in partnership with UCSD Extension to grow the San Diego STEAM community and become the go-to STEAM resource. Prior to KDR PR, Kim managed corporate communications for biotech companies for more than six years. Distilling complex life science stories for the media’s consumption gave her the opportunity to be creative when it didn’t seem possible. She currently sits on the board of the BIOCOM Institute and the San Diego Advisory Council for Art of Science Learning. She is also involved with the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and is a member of the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition.
San Diego Family Care, Mid-City Community Clinic
Gwen Gleason-Rohrer – Staff Physician
Gwen Gleason-Rohrer currently works at the San Diego Family Care, Mid-City Community Clinic, which is a culturally competent, affordable, fiscally responsible, and accessible primary care agency serving San Diego. They offer high quality medical care, mental health care, and multi-cultural health promotion, with primary focus on central San Diego. These high quality health care center sites deliver 92,000 primary care medical and mental health visits annually to all residents of San Diego County.
Gleason-Rohrer grew up in Central California until moving to San Diego for undergraduate studies at PLNU. After beginning her studies as a biology-chemistry/pre-med major, she ultimately graduated with a degree in sociology. Gleason-Rohrer worked for one year in social services with Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego, while applying to medical school. She then attended medical school at Loma Linda University, followed by a Family Medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. After three years of residency and a one-year fellowship in Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) development, she was eager to return "home" to San Diego.
San Diego Gastroenterology
Dr. Sally Stipho – M.D.
Dr. Sally Stipho, originally from the East Coast, spent several years overseas and was fortunate to attend the internationally renowned Medical School at the University of Nottingham in England. There she received a degree in medical sciences with a focus in cellular biology, followed by her medical degree in 2000. She then completed a year of postgraduate training in medicine and surgery in England, with emphasis in gastroenterology and colorectal surgery. She joined the Internal Medicine residency program and completed three years training at Brown University, Rhode Island followed by a year as a Chief Resident at the same program. She received several awards including the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award and the Liauguadas Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Clinical Skill. Stipho then moved on to complete a three year fellowship program in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. She was recognized by the American College of Gastroenterology for her research in optimizing methods for detection of colorectal polyps.
Stipho has authored numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and has presented her research at several national meetings. She is currently a member of the teaching staff for the department of Gastroenterology, at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. Stipho enjoys every aspect of gastroenterology and strives to provide the best care possible to her patients.
Jeff Landes is a licensed attorney in the state of California and at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He graduated with a B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Diego (1996), and a J.D. from California Western School of Law (2002). Jeff is currently Senior Patent Counsel for Gen-Probe Incorporated, a local biotechnology company
Jeff was licensed to practice law in 2002, and spent the first part of his legal career practicing in a law firm. Jeff then transitioned to practicing as a corporate attorney, working exclusively in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Prior to Jeff’s legal career, he worked in an infectious diseases lab studying gene expression profiles in HIV+ individuals. Jeff stays out of trouble by spending his time raising his two boys (Ethan and Reid), teaching Sunday school, and travelling.
Tri Valley Urology
Dr. Jeff Conner –M.D.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from PLNU in Biology/Chemistry, Dr. Jeff Conner went on to Saint Louis University School of Medicine to receive his M.D. He completed five years of residency in the Department of Urology at the Naval Medical Center and is currently the Chief of Staff at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. The center provides comprehensive adult and pediatric urologic care in the form of cancer care; laser ablation of the prostate and in-office microwave therapy for BPH; laser stone therapy and medical stone treatment; and a variety of other services with the best and most up-to-date treatments.
Ramona School District
Myles Vandegrift - 7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher
Myles Vandegrift is a Point Loma graduate of both a BA (biology/89), Teaching Credential (Life Science/92), and MA program (teaching & learning/96). He has been teaching 7th and 8th grade science for the past 21 years in Ramona California where he also coaches his school’s Skate and Science Olympiad Team. He has a deep passion for teaching and connecting young people! He also has lead multiple scientific student expeditions to the Amazon Rainforest in South America. His wife Stella is a graphic designer and they have two Children, Samuel (11) and Zoe (7). Both Myles and Stella also have helped pastor at their church for over 10 years. Over the last five years, their family has been involved in doing humanitarian/missionary work in Zambia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, and Mexico.
Director of Process of Development
Jason McClure graduated with a B.S. in Biology from UC San Diego in 1994. He joined Quidel Corporation, a San Diego biotechnology company, as a Manufacturing Chemist. During his five years at Quidel, Jason acquired valuable experience and knowledge that ultimately led to a position as Manufacturing Supervisor. Jason’s next career step was to join Dexcom, a Diabetes company, as a Manufacturing Manager. While at Dexcom Jason developed, manufactured, and transferred a new generation glucose sensor to San Diego from Madison Wisconsin. After four years, Jason returned to Quidel Corporation to develop, transfer and support new products for both instrument-based and visually interpreted lateral flow assays. Jason is currently the Director of a newly-created department dedicated to process development and characterization. He and his team thoroughly enjoy the satisfaction and accomplishment of taking an exciting new concept to a reality that enhances the health and well-being of people around the world.