A2i Coffee club December meeting

General Events
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 05:00 PM

Venue: Bella Vista Social Club  |  City: La Jolla, United States

The AWIS-SD Academia 2 Industry Coffee Club is an informal gathering for women in academia who are interested in transitioning to an industry career. The group meets the first or second Wednesday of the month at 5 pm at the Bella Vista Cafe (2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037).

For our December meet-up, A2I has invited Dr. Anita Harish to speak with the group.

After completing her Ph.D in Biochemistry at University of Wisconsin, Madison,  Dr. Anita Harish moved to San Diego to do her post-doctoral training at The Scripps Research Institute.  Her research at TSRI focused on understanding the mechanism of insulin secretion using proteomics approach which she continued in in-vivo models at Sanford Burnham Research Institute for a couple of years. Then she moved to a small Biotech company in the area where she applied her technical skills from academia and also learnt a lot about product development and led efforts to prepare clinical study plans. Dr. Harish joined Illumina about 1.5 years back as a Scientist in the Array Content division where her efforts are focused on the launch of current genotyping/methylation array products as well custom array contents. In her current position, she also works on  various process/product improvement projects as well as new product development. She enjoys working in a fast-paced environment where it is gratifying to see that the products her team makes are making a direct impact in the field of genomics. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, enjoy travelling and outdoors. She also loves to cook and try her hand at gardening. 


Dr. Harish will speak about her role as a scientist at Illumina, her experience as a woman in Biotech and the challenges she encountered when transitioning from academia to industry.

Please join us Wednesday Dec 11th, 2019 @5 pm and come with questions for Dr. Harish!

A2I is co-hosted by Takako Noguchi, Qiong Song & Nora Shafee.

Please RSVP to register for the meeting using the following link:




Our meetings are free for AWIS members and first time non-members.

Non-members fee: $10

You can find the instructions to join AWIS here:


Note: Affordable parking is available on site, and it is free after 5 pm.

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Hope to see you there! 


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  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 05:00 PM
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