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Ph.D. Connections Conference: Career Panel—Finance

April 6, 2021, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Panelists will describe “a day-in-the-life” in their roles and provide examples of their work that taps the transferable skills gained through their doctoral programs. You will gain insights into how to apply a Ph.D. from a variety of disciplines to the fast-paced industry of finance.


Sean Law

Senior Applied Research Scientist and Lead Data Scientist, Charles Schwab

Sean Law is a senior applied research scientist and lead data scientist currently working with a multi-talented R&D team at Charles Schwab, a Fortune 500 finance firm. He has experience producing cutting edge methodologies, developing rapid prototypes, and has patented several finance-related inventions. Law holds an Honors B.Sc. degree from York University in applied mathematics and biology, received his doctorate from Michigan State University, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan. As a scientist, Law’s work focused on protein-protein interactions, protein-nucleic acid interactions, and developing state-of-the-art computational tools for understanding complex biological systems.

Paritosh Singh

Head of Business Development, U.S., Millennium

Kristin Ko

Biotech Equity Research Analyst, Piper Sandler

Kristin Ko is an assistant vice president and research analyst at Piper Sandler covering Biotechnology. Prior to joining Piper, she worked as a science advisor for A2A Pharmaceuticals and at the Ruth Group, helping emerging biotech companies raise financing. Kristin has a Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Michigan.

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The Ph.D. Connections Conference is co-sponsored by the University Career Center, Rackham Graduate School, and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Michigan Medical School. For more information about the conference visit the website.


April 6, 2021
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
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