Thursday, July 21, 2022
10:45 AM – 12:15PM
Chemical Hygiene & Safety Officer
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara
Multimedia Content Developer
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, BioInteractive
Ph.D., Cell & Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania
Nadeene is a content developer who brings to the team her experiences as a cell and molecular biologist, virologist, and educator. Nadeene’s graduate and postdoctoral research focused on studying simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infections in nonhuman primates in an attempt to understand why SIV infection causes an AIDS-like disease in some monkey species but not in others.
Nadeene has a long-standing interest in improving science education and science literacy through teaching in formal and informal settings, particularly engaging with individuals who traditionally lack access to STEM programs and activities. Her teaching experiences include introductory biology and genetics courses at American University and biology courses/workshops for higher education in prison programs. Nadeene has developed and taught the science component of annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) summer camps that took place locally and abroad.
Nadeene earned her PhD in cell and molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania. She was also an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Education and Human Resources Directorate at the National Science Foundation.
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Ph.D. & M.S., Geological Sciences, Brown University
B.A., Biological and Geology, Williams College
Susie Theroux is an ecologist specializing in microbiology and biogeochemistry. Her research focuses on the development of molecular methods (next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing) for bioassessment and biomonitoring, with an emphasis on microbial community response to anthropogenic disturbance and the use of algae as indicators of environmental degradation. Dr. Theroux received her PhD in Geological Sciences from Brown University and was a computation biology postdoc at the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute. She joined the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project in 2016.
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Abbott Diabetes Care
Ph.D., MSE, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
Auresa Thomas, PhD, RAC is a Senior Manager in Regulatory Affairs for Abbott Diabetes Care. In this role, Dr. Thomas supports the regulatory assessment of changes impacting post-market devices and to ensure the continued delivery of safe and effective products to the public. Her responsibilities include developing regulatory strategies for new medical devices launching in US and internationally. Dr Thomas previously worked as a Principal Design Quality Engineer and Regulatory Project Manager at Abbott within the Diagnostics Division, and in Regulatory Affairs at Zimmer Biomet. She received her doctorate from the University of Michigan, where she studied dynamic contrast-enhanced CT imaging and tissue engineering.