GaBio Names Dana Fallaize of Emory, Emerging Leader of the Year
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Posted by: Maria Thacker
GA (January 7, 2014) – Dana Fallaize,
a doctoral candidate in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and an intern for
the Office of Technology Transfer at Emory University, has been named the 2014
Emerging Leader of the Year by Georgia Bio.
Emerging Leader of the Year award honors young professionals for outstanding
contributions to the success of the Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) and the
growth of Georgia’s life sciences community. The award winner is selected by a
panel of seasoned industry leaders acting as advisors to the ELN.
Fallaize is a doctoral candidate in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Emory
University. Her PhD research is focused on mitochondrial dysfunction in health
and neurodegenerative diseases. While at Emory, Dana has also served as an
intern in Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer working alongside the
licensing, start-ups, and intellectual property teams. As an undergraduate,
Dana was an research assistant in the Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology
Laboratory at NCI-Frederick and the Genetic Engineering Section in the
Laboratory of Viral Diseases at NIAID. Dana received her B.A. in Molecular
Biology from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.
Fallaize has been an active member in Georgia Bio and the ELN. She is incoming chair of the ELN where she leads
a board charged with providing events and programs that promote networking
between emerging and established professionals within the Georgia life sciences
community through various channels and initiatives.
Fallaize will be honored at the Georgia Bio Annual Awards Dinner, January 23, 6
pm to 9 pm, at the Atlanta Fox Theater.
Other leading companies,
executives, researchers and dedicated individuals will receive Georgia Bio
Awards for the following categories (listed alphabetically by award title):
Awards - Richard diMonda, BEE, MSBME, MBA; Judy M. Gantt M.Ed., Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention; Joseph M. Patti, Ph.D., Biota
Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Todd Sherer, PhD, CLP, Emory University
of the Year Awards - Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC.; Clearside Biomedical
Inc.; CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc.; EndoChoice, Inc.; Royal Philips
& Georgia Regents Health System
Growth Awards – David Hartnett, Metro Atlanta Chamber; David Perryman,
Awards - Amy Baxter, MD, CEO, MMJ Labs; Ami Klin, Ph.D., Director, Marcus
of the Year Award - Representative Ben Watson (R-166)
Award - Merial LTD & the University of Georgia
of the Year - Julie A. Johnson, RN, MSN/MBA, Ed.S., Social Circle High
is the private, non-profit association whose members include pharmaceutical,
biotechnology and medical device companies, medical centers, universities and
research institutes, government groups and other business organizations
involved in the development of life sciences related products and services.
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