Friday, March 16, 2 pm to 3 pm
NEC Auditorium (room 101)
Dr. Tessie McNeely, Vice President and CSO of PhotoSonix Medical, Inc. will present "SO, YOU WANT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?"
Dr. McNeely is an expert on infectious disease and biofilms. She served in senior scientific roles at Merck for 17 years where she was recognized with four key R&D awards, generated 13 patents, and numerous scientific publications. She was the Principal Scientist for R&D of bacterial vaccines including a vaccine for acne. Dr. McNeely co-founded a start-up in 2014, PhotoSonix Medical, Inc. The company is focused on finding treatments for biofilm based infections. She earned a BA from Berea College, KY, and a PhD from UNC at Chapel Hill, NC.