Career Round Tables

CABTRAC’s Career Round Tables with Dr. Heather K. Beasley was presented in 2022 as a monthly Zoom event. Participants learned about actual experiences in navigating career paths presented by former cancer research trainees now in their chosen careers.


April 26
Laura Sullivan, Senior Marketing Manager at Genentech, and
Ken Valkenburg, Director of Research & Development at PGDx

May 31
Jenean O’Brien, Assistant Professor of Biology at The College of St. Scholastica, and
Natalya Ortolano, Assistant Editor at Drug Discovery News

June 28
Chanelle Case Borden, Associate Director of Training Programs, Office of Training and Education at NCI’s Center for Cancer Training, and
Mike Humphries, Head of Lung Cancer, Global Medical Affairs at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International

July 26
David Vaught, Scientific Review Manager at Susan G. Komen, and
Luke Drury, Clinical Laboratory Director at PreventionGenetics

August 30
Kedar Vaidya, Associate Director of Pharmacology and Early Development (Oncology) at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and
Rebecca Riggins, PhD, Associate Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center

September 27
Douglas R. Hurst, PhD, Scientific Director, Biochemistry and Immunology of Cancer, American Cancer Society

October 25
Eliot Fletcher Sananikone, PhD, CBRN Response Enterprise Commander, US Army, and
Georgina Mancinelli, PhD, start-up team, Cellgorithmics, Inc.

November 29
Brock J. Sishc, PhD, Cancer Discipline Lead for NASA’s Space Radiation Element, Wyle Laboratories, Inc. and
Gabrielle Rushing, PhD, Director of Research, TSC Alliance