FORA.tv Speaker - Rebecca Goulding

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Biography

Rebecca Goulding joined the Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation in 2009 as a postdoctoral fellow and currently works on the potential of alternative intellectual property strategies, regulatory and financial innovation policy to promote neglected disease drug discovery and development. Prior to this she was a postdoctoral fellow (2008-2009) with the Intellectual Property Policy and Research Group (IPPRG) at the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, where she worked on an Genome Canada funded integrated GE3LS (ethical, economic, environmental, legal and social aspects of genomics) project that looks at the effects of alternative intellectual property regimes on upstream genomic research.

Goulding completed her BSc in genetics and MSc in hematology/oncology at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. She continued her graduate studies at the BC Cancer Research Centre, finishing her PhD in genetics at University of British Columbia in 2008. For her thesis, Goulding studied Ras protein signaling pathways in lymphocytes and the molecular genetics of leukemia development. During the last years of her PhD, she became involved with a student group called Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), which inspired her interest in global health research, particularly in the area of neglected disease drug research.

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The Role of Universities in the Knowledge Economy

07.31.10 | 01:19:26 min | 0 comments