Discovery Starts with The Wistar Institute’s Kristy Shuda McGuire, Ph.D.

Talent looking to join Greater Philadelphia’s cell and gene therapy hub can hear firsthand from those living and working here about the types of opportunities the industry offers and the region’s quality of life. So far, eight talent ambassadors have shared their stories as part of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s “Discovery Starts with Me” series.

Discovery Starts with The Wistar Institute’s Kristy Shuda McGuire, Ph.D.

As the Greater Philadelphia region’s cell and gene therapy industry continues to grow, The Wistar Institute is addressing the need to attract and […]

Discovery Starts with CHOP’s Dr. Lindsey George

Talent looking to join Greater Philadelphia’s cell and gene therapy hub can hear firsthand from those living and working here about the types of opportunities the industry offers and the region’s quality of life. So far, seven talent ambassadors have shared their stories as part of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s “Discovery Starts with Me” series.

The most recent talent ambassador to talk about discovery in Greater Philadelphia is Dr. Lindsey George, an attending physician in the Division of Hematology and Director of Clinical In Vivo Gene Therapy at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), as well as an Assistant […]

March 24th, 2022|Videos|0 Comments

Gene Editing Researcher at ChristianaCare Contributes to Talent Series

ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute is the latest organization to contribute to a video series building awareness of job opportunities in Greater Philadelphia’s cell and gene therapy and gene editing sectors. Created by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s CEO Council for Growth, in collaboration with its partners in the Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative, the “Discovery Starts with Me” video series shares what it is like to live and work in the region’s research hub. The series now features six “talent ambassadors” telling their stories.

For Natalia Rivera-Torres, Ph.D., the story is one that takes […]

Region’s Quality of Life Is Focus of Talent Video Series

The terrific quality of life in Greater Philadelphia is a recurring theme of a new video series called “Discovery Starts With Me.” Created by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s CEO Council for Growth in collaboration with its partners in the Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative, and the hub’s cell and gene therapy R&D companies, each 90-second story gives a glimpse into what it’s like to live and work in the region.

The videos are shared on social media and as part of a paid campaign on LinkedIn. The intent is to build awareness of the opportunities […]

January 15th, 2022|Videos|0 Comments

Workforce is Key to Attainment of Spark Therapeutics’ Vision

Spark Therapeutics is committed to creating a world where no life is limited by genetic disease. Learn more about how the company is attracting talent and preparing for job growth from Jennifer Flaisher, chief human resources officer, who answers our questions in this article. Then, hear from Ali Nowrouzi, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at Spark, who moved to Greater Philadelphia from Heidelberg, Germany, about what it’s like for him to live and work in the region. His story is the latest addition to the CEO Council’s “Discovery Starts With Me” video series, and you can watch it below.

December 13th, 2021|Videos|0 Comments

Passage Bio’s Patient-Centered Culture Attracts Talent

Two Passage Bio employees are sharing their stories of what brought them to the Greater Philadelphia region’s expanding cell and gene therapy ecosystem.

Mohamed Aziz, Director of Planning and CMC Project Management at Passage Bio, is the most recent person featured in the new “Discovery Starts With Me” video series. Created by the CEO Council for Growth and the Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative, the series is providing an inside look at the talent behind the region’s cell and gene therapy hub. You can view Mohamed’s story here.

October 25th, 2021|Videos|0 Comments

Center for Breakthrough Medicines is Hiring

Among the members of the Life Science Talent Pipeline Collaborative, an initiative of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to support workforce growth in the region’s life sciences sector, is the Center for Breakthrough Medicines, an innovative cell and gene therapy-focused contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO)  located at The Discovery Labs in King of Prussia, PA.

We recently spoke with Audrey Greenberg, co-founder and chief business officer at the Center for Breakthrough Medicines, to learn how her participation in the Collaborative is supporting her organization’s mission of saving […]

September 27th, 2021|Videos|0 Comments

Watch “Discovery Starts with Me” – An Inside Look at the Talent Behind the Cell and Gene Therapy Industry

Greater Philadelphia’s position as a leading life sciences hub is a draw to many looking to start or take the next step in their careers. As part of its proactive approach to supporting talent attraction and retention in the cell and gene therapy sector the CEO Council for Growth, through the “Discovery Starts with Me” video series, seeks to illustrate what makes the region so appealing.

With 40 cell and gene therapy R&D companies in the Greater Philadelphia region and as many as 11,274 jobs projected within the next decade in this exciting subsector of the life sciences, […]

August 27th, 2021|Videos|0 Comments
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