September 23 Sep 23
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday Mon

PhD Lab Coat Ceremony 2019

Thank you for all of those who were able to make it out to the PhD Lab Coat Ceremony; a symbolic annual event that marks the beginning of the PhD students' journeys with their first lab coat.  

Location - Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge
291 Campus Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94305

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Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge

291 Campus Dr.
Palo Alto CA, 94305
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Ryan Watts, PhD ‘04

CEO of  Denali Therapeutics

Ryan Watts is one of Denali Therapeutics co-founders and a member of the Board of Directors, also serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. Ryan was previously Director of the Department of Neuroscience at Genentech, where he was employed for 11 years. During his tenure there, he led the company’s entry into neuroscience, building a department and advancing multiple programs for neurological disease from discovery to clinical testing. Ryan’s own laboratory focused on drug discovery for Alzheimer’s disease and on understanding mechanisms of neurodegeneration guided by human genetics. Ryan is also a leader in the development of improved methods for delivering therapeutic antibodies across the blood-brain barrier. He obtained his B.S. from the University of Utah and his PhD in biological sciences from Stanford University.