OCED Carolina Innovations Seminar
Thursday, December 7, 2017
The Great Room, Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Followed by a networking reception in the same location

Innovations from the UNC/NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering


Founded in 2003, the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering is a unique collaboration between two flagship universities with a goal of uniting engineering and medicine to improve lives. This month we will feature speakers from both institutions describing novel research programs in biomedical engineering:


Ashley Brown, PhD – “Wound-targeting therapies to promote tissue regeneration”

Scott Magness, PhD – “SeqQuest LLC: Democratizing single-cell RNA-sequencing analysis”

David Zaharoff, PhD – “Personalized cancer immunotherapy through intratumoral vaccination”

Zhen Gu, PhD – “Smart drug delivery by living cells, synthetic cells and dead cells”

Fran Ligler, PhD – “The winding path to technology transition”



Register for this event, free of charge: Register – December 7, 2017


This year the OCED Carolina Innovation seminars will be held entirely in the Great Room at Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery at the corner of Franklin and Columbia streets. The seminar runs from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed immediately by a networking reception in the same space.

Public Parking Options

Your best bet is public parking in one of the lots on Rosemary Street. Traveling from Raleigh/Durham, via Franklin Street, make a right on North Columbia Street. Take the next right on Rosemary Street. There are several lots on East Rosemary Street, all of which are pay lots. However, Top of the Hill will validate parking tickets at two of the lots for attendees at events in the Great Room. These are the Rosemary Columbia lot and the Wallace Parking deck.

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Campus Parking Options

Parking on campus is available, but it is sometimes difficult to find spaces. The Morehead Parking Lot is located on Franklin Street next to Morehead Planetarium. Another lot, the Swain Parking lot is located on Cameron Avenue. Be aware, however, that this lot is frequently reserved for events at Memorial Hall. From Raleigh/Durham via Franklin Street, make a left onto South Columbia Street. At the second light, make a left onto Cameron Avenue. The first left is the entrance to Swain Parking Lot. The charge for parking at campus lots is $1.00-1.25 per hour.
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Save the Date

September 7, 2017 Myla Lai-Goldman, CEO, GeneCentric Therapeutics
October 5, 2017 David Levin, CEO; Amos Slaymaker, VP Sales and Business Development, Bivarus, Inc.
November 2, 2017 Mark Velleca, MD, PhD, CEO of G1 Therapeutics
December 7, 2017  Multiple Speakers, UNC/NC State Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
January 11, 2018
February 1, 2018
March 1, 2018
April 5, 2018
May 3, 2018 Celebration of Inventorship
*Dates are subject to change 

              Carolina Innovations Seminar Sponsors



Myers Bigel Wyrick Robbins Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt, PA
Hutchison PLLC Withrow + Terranova Andrews Kurth Kenyon, LLP
Alston & Bird, LLP McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP



Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Thrive IP Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP