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Join Me for Coffee with Silva Krause, Director for Clinical Biomarkers, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


MASS AWIS is offering an opportunity to make professional connections across a variety of career paths. ‘Join Me for Coffee’ gives a chance to meet with a STEM professional for 1 hour online. Participants will not only learn about that person’s career but also establish a new professional connection. These events are a great opportunity for participants to practice networking in an intimate setting, a skill that helps open doors to meaningful careers in STEM. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

The upcoming ‘Join Me for Coffee’ event series will feature Dr. Silva Krause. If you would like to participate in this ‘Join Me for Coffee’ event, first complete the event application form. A committee will then review all applications and select 4-6 participants for each event. Selected applicants will be notified by email at least one week prior to the event. Upon selection notification, you will be required to formally register for the event and pay the registration fee via our secure website. Selected applicants who fail to complete registration on time forfeit the opportunity to participate.

Silva Krause, PhD

Director Clinical Biomarkers, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Silva Krause is currently a Director for Clinical Biomarkers at Vertex Pharmaceuticals where she has been working for almost 3 years.  In her current role, she is responsible for developing and executing on a biomarker strategy for various programs as well as biomarker assay development and validation and implementation of these assays in clinical trials. Dr. Krause is involved in various stages of drug development, ranging from target discovery to supporting translational efforts in the clinic, all the way through and beyond launch. Her role requires cross-functional communication with colleagues from research, development, regulatory and commercial among other groups. Prior to Vertex, Silva worked at Momenta Pharmaceuticals for 5 years as a Translational Scientist and Senior Scientist supporting all assays for their oncology program. Silva earned her Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology at Tufts Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences where she developed a 3-dimensional cell culture model for breast cancer. She then joined Don Ingber’s laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering for a postdoctoral fellowship. There, she led two breast cancer projects evaluating an engineering approach using in vitro, in vivo and in silico methods to treat and reverse breast cancer.

Application deadline: March 17th, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST

Registration fee (upon acceptance): Free for MASS AWIS members; $5 for non-MASS AWIS members


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Join Me for Coffee with Silva Krause, Director for Clinical Biomarkers, Vertex Pharmaceuticals


Thursday, March 18, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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MA United States

MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Sciences. Our mission is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Our events and membership are open for the public regardless of their gender, professional background, or career level.