NCC AWIS 23rd Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet
The Northern California Chapters of the Association for Women in Science (NCC-AWIS) cordially invites you to a lovely dinner party and inspiring evening.
This annual event brings together the four NCC AWIS chapters to mingle, enjoy wine and appetizers, and partake in a lovely buffet dinner while celebrating three distinguished women scientists.
Join us at Dominics at Oyster Point
360 Oyster Point Blvd
South San Francisco, CA
6:00-7:00 Check-in, wine & appetizers
7:00-9:30 Buffet dinner and Awards program
Advance RSVP required, no onsite registration
$40 through April 25th, $50 April 26-30th
Celebrating Inspirational Women
The awards recognize outstanding local scientists who have combined their professional activities with support of other women in science. In honoring these women, AWIS recognizes the importance of sharing more than just the content and techniques of our science with others.
The 2017 Judith Pool Award: Laura Smoliar, Ph.D.
Co-founder of Global Innovation Foundry, LLC.
Armed with over 17 years in Silicon Valley's technology sector and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Laura Smoliar co-founded Global Innovation Foundry, LLC in 2014 to bridge innovation and market opportunity between the U.S. and Asia. Her own start-up experience building strategic partnerships and raising funds from Asia inform her approach to solving complex problems across different cultures and economies, harnessing the best assets of large corporations and small companies. She has extensive experience partnering with Japanese companies such as Sony, Hitachi, Disco, and Panasonic, and she has lived and worked in both Taiwan and Germany. She is an inventor on four issued U.S. patents.
The 2017 Ellen Weaver Awardee: Fan Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, and the Director of Stem Cell and Biomaterials Engineering Laboratory at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Fan Yang's research seeks to understand how microenvironmental cues regulate stem cell fate, and to develop novel biomaterials and stem cell-based therapeutics for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Her work spans from fundamental science, technology development, to translational research. She received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and was a postdoctoral research scholar at MIT before becoming an assistant professor at Stanford.
The 2017 Sherrie Wilkins Awardee: Olga Potapova, Ph.D.
Founder, CEO and Scientific Director of Cureline, Inc.
Olga Potapova is an expert in biotechnology, life sciences, business development, and international alliance management. Since 2003, Dr. Potapova has led Cureline, a group of companies working in the area of precision medicine, translational medicine research and laboratory services. Previously she worked in the fields of cancer research (NIH and Pfizer/SUGEN), human molecular genetics and genomics, oncology drug R&D, and translational medicine. Since 2010 Dr. Potapova is the TCGA and CPTAC (NIH, USA) Principal Investigator. She has advanced degrees in Physics and Biochemistry and has received multiple AACR/AFLAC awards, NIH and NATO fellowships.
Dominic's of Oyster Point (View)
360 Oyster Point Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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