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Ep 5 with Dr. Eric Perkins

Skills, Stories, and Success Strategies with Dr. Eric Perkins

About Dr. Eric Perkins


Eric received his PhD in Genetics & Molecular Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he studied DNA repair and V(D)J Recombination. After a postdoc spent studying DNA replication in Harvard's Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology, he began his career at Addgene in 2008. Addgene is a nonprofit biorepository that facilitates the sharing of DNA and other biological reagents around the world. Eric's Senior Scientist responsibilities at the then new repository included technical customer support, quality control, scientific outreach, and lab management. He has since served as the Director of Product Management, Senior Director of Customer Experience (supervising the organization's Customer Support, Product Management, Marketing, and Content teams), and is now the Senior Director of Organizational Transformation. Outside of Addgene, Eric speaks and writes about open access science, scientific reproducibility, STEM education, and nonprofits as an important career option for PhD scientists.



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