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    Jenny Xiao, PhD
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    Biopharma Business
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    With a Ph.D. in insect molecular biology and postdoctoral training in cellular and molecular biology, I am regularly asked by young scientists seeking industry positions: How could you end up with being a marketing manager? What should I do in order to move from academia to industry?Well, there are certainly many ways which may lead you to industry.  My way was through a cutting edge technology. When I was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford in 1998, I was offered an opportunity to work at the core facility, providing Affymetrix microarray service to Stanford and HHMI researchers. Back then, gene expression microarray was considered a technology which could completely change the drug development and medical research world.  Microarray products were expensive, and very few people had the chance to have hand-on experiences with them.  Results ...