Innovation Ambassadors:
Monthly Speaker Series

Next event: December 1, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Zoom

The topics covered include: Gene editing and developing the SRG rat for oncology research

This Month’s Host and Speakers

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Zoom

Our next Innovation Ambassadors webinar event will take place December 1 at 12 p.m. and will feature Chris Brenzel, Senior Director, Business Development of Gene Editing Solutions at Hera BioLabs, and Dr. Matthew Hebb, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Western and a Neurosurgeon-Researcher at  Lawson Health Research Institute.. They will be presenting on a collaborative industry-academic development of a patient-derived xenograft SRG immunodeficient rat model of human glioblastoma brain cancer for pre-clinical evaluation of therapeutics including the novel treatment paradigm Intratumoral Modulation Therapy (IMT).

Kirk Brown

Kirk Brown

Kirk is the Senior Business Development Manager at WORLDiscoveries responsible for the Lawson Health Research Institute portfolio. He holds a MSc. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Western.

Matthew Hebb

Matthew Hebb

Dr. Hebb is currently leading a working group in Glioblastoma. This is a new research initiative lead by Dr. Hebb and Dr John Ronald to establish an investigator network from Western University, Robarts Research Institute, LHRI and external academic centres in the pursuit of collaborative pilot studies.

Chris Brenzel

Chris Brenzel

Chris has been with Hera BioLabs since its inception in 2015. He has extensive experience in scientific business development, market research, and licensing for startups and fast-growing technology-based contract research organizations.

About the Speaker Series

The Innovation Ambassadors speaker series provides an opportunity to see what research and innovations are coming from various areas of the university. See what your colleagues are working on and how you can engage in the innovation ecosystem here at Western and in the local community.

The speaker series will feature faculty members from across campus and special guest panelists from industry.

Learn about the Innovation Ambassadors

Supporting the innovative mindset at Western, our Innovation Ambassadors are self-identified researchers who have expertise in entrepreneurship, commercialization or knowledge mobilization.

Through their work across campus, our ambassadors are charged with the goal of connecting great ideas in their faculties to the Western Entrepreneurship ecosystem.

This series is brought to you by

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