Mr. Armenian Geneticist
I am currently a Computational Biologist at a hot Silicon Valley biotech, just recently IPO’d. Originally from Armenia, came to the US to study at MIT and then got a Master of Engineering degree there as well.
Undergrad School: MIT
Undergrad Major: CS and Biology
Age: 28, Ethnicity: White
Other Degree/Certification: Master's
School Name: MIT
Extracurriculars: Secretary, MIT Armenian Society, Secretary, MIT Computer Science Honors Society
Title: Computational Biologist
Length of Employment: 2 yrs
Big Life Wins:
The only Computational Biologist in the company without a PhD (in an industry where R&D roles are extremely skewed towards PhD holders). Received a promotion within 18 months, for working on important projects that led to our IPO.
Post MBA Goal:
After MBA, I plan to stay in the biotech industry and hopefully launch a healthcare start up, focused on cancer diagnostics and treatment (personal connection to the disease). Feel I already have an extensive technological background, but want to learn the business side of things during the MBA studies.