Cary Lai

Cary Lai

Professor

Program Director
Full-Time Faculty
Harney Science Center 257
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Biography

As a graduate student, Professor Lai performed a biochemical and structural analysis of the enzyme telomerase. Following graduate school, he worked in early-stage research at Genentech where he investigated the Hedgehog signing pathway and its role in tumorigenesis. Most recently, Prof. Lai served as the head of commercial operations at the biotechnology start-up company LakePharma.

Expertise

  • Molecular¬†Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry

Research Areas

  • Hedgehog signing pathway and its role in tumorigenesis

Appointments

  • Program Director, PSM in Biotechnology

Education

  • PhD, Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
  • BS, Biology and Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prior Experience

  • Head of Commercial Operations, LakePharma