Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Mandy Lo, Project Manager, Risk Management Plan at Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson

Written by Andrew Zhai Dr. Mandy Lo, Project Manager, Risk Management Plan at Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson Dr. Mandy Lo has always played a key role at LSCDS, both as Co-Chair and beyond, and continues to be impressed by the achievements of the organization. “I can see the LSCDS…become the premier gateway to [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:48+00:00September 12th, 2015|Alumni Spotlight, Andrew Zhai|0 Comments

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Zayna Khayat. Health lead, MaRS Discovery District; Director, MaRS EXCITE

Written by Andrew Zhai Dr. Zayna Khayat, PhD Health lead, MaRS Discovery District; Director, MaRS EXCITE Zayna obtained her Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry, studying how insulin and exercise regulate blood glucose in the muscle, and why or where this process breaks down in diseases such as diabetes. Since then, Zayna had truly broadened her [...]

By |2016-11-12T16:44:00+00:00August 25th, 2015|Alumni Spotlight, Andrew Zhai|0 Comments

Networking for Loners

Do a quick image search of Albert Einstein. Look at him with his thick, bushy moustache and wild, frizzy grey hair. The man definitely looked the part of an introvert and it is well documented that he acted like one too. No doubt, he is partly responsible for perpetuating the stereotype of the ‘mad scientist’; [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:49+00:00February 4th, 2015|Andrew Zhai, Networking|0 Comments

Kavisha Jayasundara – Health Outcomes Manager at GSK

Written by Andrew Zhai The LSCDS kicked off its 2014-2015 Seminar Series by introducing its first ever speaker in the field of health economics and health outcomes. Kavisha Jayasundara began her journey at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus and obtained her Bachelors in Biological Chemistry. She then when on to join UTM’s progressive MBiotech program, [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:49+00:00January 8th, 2015|Andrew Zhai, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Widen Your Vision: An Interview with the Senior Director of Tech Transfer at Sanofi

  Written by: Andrew Zhai I’ve known Yan Fang Ma for almost my entire life, or so I’ve been told since I have no recollection of meeting her as a young child. Yan is the Senior Director of Technology Transfer, Global Manufacturing Technology at Sanofi Pasteur (SP), the largest company in the world devoted to [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:49+00:00October 30th, 2014|Andrew Zhai, Personal Stories|0 Comments