Join host Bryan Chambers as he sits down with Dr. Eric Olson, who will engage in a general discussion about the differences between research in academia and biotech and some lessons learned regarding commercialization of discoveries.

Eric Olson is the founding Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine at UT Southwestern. In addition, Dr. Olson directs the Wellstone Clinical Research Center for Muscular Dystrophy Research. He holds the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair, the Pogue Chair Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Birth Defects and the Annie and Willie Nelson Professorship in Stem Cell Research. Eric Olson and his trainees discovered many of the key genes and mechanisms responsible for the development and disease of the heart and other muscles. Olson’s discoveries at the interface of developmental biology and medicine have illuminated the fundamental principles of organ formation and have provided new concepts in the quest for cardiovascular therapeutics.

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