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Careers in Small Life Sciences Companies

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

In this limited-enrollment talk, alumnus Kenneth Kornman, DDS, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at Interleukin Genetics, shares his experiences drawn from a career that spans faculty roles in academia as well as small life sciences companies. Lunch provided; please bring a beverage to enjoy. 

About the speaker: Prior to founding Interleukin Genetics in 1986, Dr. Kornman was a Department Chair and Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has also been a consultant and scientific researcher for many major oral care and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Kornman currently holds academic appointments at Harvard University. He holds seven patents in the pharmaceutical area, has published three books and more than 125 scientific papers, including papers in Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Human Molecular Genetics, and Journal of American College of Cardiology; and has lectured and consulted worldwide on the transfer of technology to clinical practice. Dr. Kornman earned a B.A. in Economics from Duke University, a D.D.S. from Emory University, an M.S. in Periodontics from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Michigan.

This event is part of the Careers Beyond Academia series, co-sponsored by The Graduate School, the Duke Career Center, and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions about this event? Contact The Graduate School's professional development team at

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Perkins Library, Room 218
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  • Professional Development