How would you like to shape your scientific legacy? Get inspired with remarkable life stories of great scientists. David Walt’s Laboratory at Tufts is world-renowned for its pioneering work that applies micro and nanotechnology to urgent biological problems. Join us as David Walt, an accomplished educator, researcher, and entrepreneur shares his journey and his passion for science and innovation. Learn how to uncover your passion and build your own journey!
“A Life of Innovation – Finding Your Passion.” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker David R. Walt, Robinson Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, and a successful entrepreneur.
What You Will Learn
- How did chemistry inspire me and how to inspire the next generation
- How to take an idea from an academic lab to the marketplace
- What to expect and what not to expect as an academic entrepreneur
- Rules to help guide your path in balancing multiple aspects of your life
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Expert
David R. Walt is Robinson Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology from SUNY at Stony Brook. Dr. Walt is the Scientific Founder and a Director of both Illumina Inc. and Quanterix Corp. He has received numerous national and international awards and honors for his fundamental and applied work in the field of optical sensors and arrays. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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