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Career talks

Aim and format

In this seminar series focusing on career development, senior scientists will give insights into their research career chronologically, focusing on key strategic decisions, coping, work-life balance, gender issues, and more.

Upcoming career talk: June 3, 2020

Time, venue and program: TBD, please check back for updates.

Speaker: Jennifer Moody, PhD

Chief Operating Officer at Morphocell Technologies, Toronto, Canada

​Jennifer Moody is a cell therapy, business operations professional with 23 years of experience with stem cells, 12 of those years in industry commercializing products spanning from stem cell reagents to cell-based therapeutics. Dr. Moody obtained a BSc in Genetics from York University (Toronto), a PhD in Genetics from UBC (Vancouver), and pursued postdoctoral studies at the Lund Stem Cell Center in Lund, Sweden. From there she joined STEMCELL Technologies in Vancouver as an R&D scientist, where she led commercial development of the TeSR product line. This was followed by almost six years at the Centre for the Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) in Toronto immersed in operations, alliance management and business development responsibilities. Jennifer joined BlueRock Therapeutics shortly after its formation, staying through to the recent acquisition by Bayer Pharmaceuticals and was instrumental in establishing the company’s pluripotent stem cell platform that will enable its future clinical programs. Jennifer is a member of ISSCR and ISCT, serves on the ISCT Business Model and Investment subcommittee and is a member of the Rotman Business School Healthcare and Life Sciences Leadership Network. Most recently she was selected as a participant in the 2019-2020, Pfizer-sponsored AdMare Executive Institute, a leadership development program for Canadian life science talent.

Jennifer Moody. Photo: BlueRock Therapeutics
Jennifer Moody. Photo: BlueRock Therapeutics


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For questions or ideas, please contact:

Henrik Ahlenius
Henrik [dot] Ahlenius [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Christine Karlsson
Christine [dot] Karlsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se


Past career talks

December 18, 2017

Stefan Karlsson
Professor of Molecular Medicine and Consultant Physician at Lund University Hospital, Sweden

"A scientific journey in three countries"

June 11, 2018

Malin Parmar
Professor in Cellular Neuroscience at Lund University, Sweden

"The unexpected events that shape your career"

December 18, 2018

Eva Hellström-Lindberg
Professor of hematology at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet

"Clinical excellence and experimental research - an oxymoron?"

November 26, 2019

Camilla Forsberg
Professor of Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells at the University of California Santa Cruz

"10 things I love (and hate) about my career in academic science"