Outside of Academia: April Effort, Technology Development
While a graduate student at the University of Michigan, April Effort found herself enthralled by her molecular biology research, yet dispirited by the seemingly sluggish pace at which scientific discoveries translate to “actually helping people,” she says.
“Being at the bench, sometimes it moves so slow, so incremental,” Effort says. “I wanted to be part of translating things that would help treat disease or fix problems.”
And so, after earning a master’s degree, Effort began to seek out what she calls a “solutions-oriented” career, one that would help move clinically or commercially useful science further downstream. Working in Boston University’s Technology Development Office, she now helps manage the school’s portfolio of life science inventions and helps faculty translate their research ideas.
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