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Industry Roadtrip: Entrepreneurship
May 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jon Robinson, Ph.D. is the co-founder of 64 Robots (https://64robots.com), a high end software agency based out of Baltimore, MD. Founded in the fall of 2016, 64 Robots has grown into a diverse international team of 20+ developers and designers. Its core focus is helping established businesses or new founders disrupt markets by delivering well designed, scalable platforms, with strategic advances over existing solutions. Prior to starting 64 Robots, Jon was a senior developer at Samcart, LLC, where he co-lead the development of the Samcart checkout platform that processes transactions in the hundreds of millions each year. Jon’s foray into software development began during his graduate studies at Hopkins when he founded two startups BusyGrad and YouMrkt. In graduate school Jon studied Bardet-Biedl and Meckel Gruber Syndrome, two pleiotropic disorders of the primary cilium — an essential, microtubule based, sensory organelle almost ubiquitous in eukaryotes. In Jon’s thesis work, he designed a medium throughput screen to find miRNA modulators of ciliogenesis, identifying the let-7 family as a significant primary cilia inhibitor. Jon received his Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2013 and B.S. in Biology from Cornell University in 2004.
Leah Sibener, Ph.D. is a Co-founder and a Head of Therapeutic Discovery at 3T Biosciences. At 3T she leads the R&D operations and strategy focusing on identifying new immunotherapy targets, and engineering T cell receptor based therapeutics. Leah has co-authored work in high-impact journals such as Cell, Science, Nature Immunology, Immunity, Nature Genetics, and PNAS. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University where she was awarded the Detlev Bronk Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Biophysics, and a PhD in Immunology from Stanford University where she developed 3T’s target discovery platform in Chris Garcia’s research group. She was named one of Forbes’ 2018 30-under-30 in Healthcare and was awarded the Hugh McDevitt Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Stanford Immunology. Prior to Stanford and 3T, Leah was a part of research teams at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cellular Engineering in Jonathan Schneck’s Lab, as well as at Genentech in Early Discovery Immunology.