July 20, 2009

INBT presents last Professional Development Seminar of series

The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology this week presents Matthew J. Lesho, a biomedical engineer with Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, for the final Professional Development Seminar of the summer. His talk, “Life After Graduate School: Or, Lessons Learned After 15 years in Industry,” will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, in 110 Maryland Hall, Homewood campus.

Lesho, who received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins, will lead a discussion highlighting the similarities and differences of working in industry and academia.

This seminar will provide examples of product and technology development in the industrial environment to help students studying science and engineering gain some perspective on how their degrees could be applied to current medical, military or homeland defense challenges.

At Northrop Grumman, Lesho has held positions of biomedical engineer, project manager, program manager and area manager for biodetection. Specific programs have involved development of next-generation instruments that detect and identify chemical and biological warfare agents, including the DARPA HISSS program. He previously worked at Cygnus, where he held increasingly responsible roles in the efforts to develop, manufacture, gain FDA approval and market the first home-use noninvasive glucose monitor.

To attend the seminar, RSVP to Ashanti Edwards at aedwards@jhu.edu by July 21.