McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

A McMaster research scientist walks into a large biopharma company … opportunity and challenges for those wise in the ways of science

Seminar Information


Monday, October 29, 2018


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm




Dr. Richard Austin, associate professor, Department of Medicine, McMaster University

Dr. Stephen Colgan, senior manager, regional medical liaison, Amgen (Mississauga site)

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of a recent research sabbatical at a large Biopharma company in South San Francisco
  • Emphasize the importance of genetics and basic biological systems as a way of identifying the next generation of targets for the treatment of human diseases
  • Highlight the opportunities for trainees and post-doctoral fellows at large Biopharma companies
  • Summarize the roadmap to success and what it takes to make impactful discoveries for improving human health

Contact Information:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Cathy Stampfli
Phone: 905-521-2100 Ext. 73115