April 5, 2017
10:00 pm / 11:00 pm
43-105 CHS (Center for Health Sciences) UCLA
COEH & Dept of Environmental Health Sciences 411 present:
“Roadmap for a Career in Pharmaceutical Toxicology” with Robert Dunn, PhD.
About the Lecture: There are many paths for scientists to follow in toxicology. My journey highlights a transition from a successful academic laboratory as a post-doctoral fellow to an experienced veteran scientist of the Biopharmaceutical Industry. I will focus on the essential skills one will need to ensure success in future endeavors in industry as well as the caveats for making such a career choice.
About the Speaker: Dr. Dunn received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Rockhurst College in Kansas City and a Ph.D. in Pharmacological and Physiological Science from Saint Louis University, in St Louis Missouri. He did a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in Toxicology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in the lab of Dr. Curtis Klaassen and became board certified in General Toxicology in 2003. Dr. Dunn began his industry career at Phase-1 Molecular Toxicology in Santa Fe, New Mexico and followed this by a short tenure at Pharmacia in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Since 2003, he has been with Amgen in Thousand Oaks, CA. Scientifically his expertise lies in the areas of project toxicology, discovery toxicology, toxicogenomics, cell-based assay systems, and emerging technologies. He currently supervises a team of scientists in Amgen labs. Outside of his professional career, Dr. Dunn is a father of 6 and grandfather of 2 who enjoys spending his weekends welding and fabricating in his shop when he’s not thinking about science.