Mar 28, 2019
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
UNHInnovation Training Room
Kim Brouwer, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education & Professor,
Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thursday, March 28th
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Networking with free refreshments from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
UNHI Training Room
21 Madbury Road, Durham, NH
Attendees can enter through the entrance closest to the Pettee Brook parking lot and follow the signs to the event.
About March’s Wildcatalyst Seminar:
Our speaker for March’s Wildcatalyst Seminar is Dr. Kim L. R. Brouwer, associate dean for research and graduate education and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She joined the school in 1986 and is currently the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics.
While at UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Brouwer co-invented B-CLEAR®–a drug discovery tool based on her international expertise in the field of drug transporters—which enables researchers to predict new drug candidates’ impact on the liver, including the modeling of drug-drug interactions (DDI) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NASH). In 2002, Dr. Brouwer co-founded Qualyst Transporter Solutions with three other UNC faculty members and licensed the technology from the university in order to commercialize the work. After raising over $12MM in private capital, Qualyst was acquired by BioIVT in 2017.
In this seminar, Dr. Brouwer will share her experiences and advice for founding and growing a research and innovation-based start-up. She will also share her thoughts about the unique challenges that women scientists and founders face and discuss her opinions on what resources are needed for the next generation of female innovators.