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60th Science and Engineering Fair of Houston

February 23, 2019
Houston Convention Center

Varsha Pednekar, Ph.D. will be a volunteer judge at the 60th Science and Engineering Fair of Houston, through the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, on February 23, 2019 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  

Dr. Pednekar is a Ph.D. trained scientist with a diverse technical background spanning chemistry to cancer biology. Her experience includes work in technology transfer: analyzing market and commercialization potential of invention disclosures, examining freedom to operate issues for inventions, marketing and licensing inventions. She brings in 10+ years of research experience, during her doctoral work she studied the role of DNA repair in cancer causing mutations and as a postdoctoral candidate she evaluated the effect of environmental mutagens in plastics and their effect on the cancer micro-environment at a research driven cancer institute. She has also worked as liaison between industrial partners and the internal team at a start-up in Connecticut.