From lab work to commercialization, Rebecca is involved in all things tech. As a technology fellow and team manager she has worked on projects ranging from viral vectors for cancer treatment to software solutions for anesthesiology. Rebecca has a PhD in Pharmacology and business certificate from the University of Washington (UW). She currently resides in Seattle and is inspired by the booming tech industry of the Pacific Northwest.
UW Coulter Transnational Research Partnership 2015 - 2016Market Analyst and Team ManagerTeam coaching, market analytics, due diligence and budget tracking
UW CoMotion 2014 - 2015Technology Licensing Fellow Researched intellectual property, market and competition for technologies developed at UW
The National Sanitation Foundation International 2008 - 2010Microbiology Internship Assay development for customer recruitment
University of Michigan Health System 2007 - 2008Urology Dept. Gift Processing Coordinator Assistant Fund raising support
Doctorate of Philosophy 2015PharmacologySeattle, WASchool of MedicineUniversity of Washington
Business Certificate 2015Technology & EntrpreneurshipSeattle, WAFoster School of BusinessUniversity of Washington
Bachelor of Science 2010Biochemistry/Environmental ScienceAnn Arbor, MICollege of Literature, Science and the ArtsUniversity of Michigan
UW Postdoctoral Researcher 2016 - presentPostdoctoral FellowshipAuditory neuroscience and non-coding RNA
UW Research Associate 2010 - 2015Graduate Research in PharmacologyMolecular biology and genetics of hearing loss
UW Research Rotations 2010 - 2011Rotations in PharmacologyALS and Huntington's disease
The National Sanitation Foundation International 2008 - 2010Microbiology InternshipAssay development and independent research with Cytochrome p450s
Minich, R.R., Watson C.J., Tempel B.L (Manuscript) Long Non-coding RNAs Contribute to Age Related Hearing Loss in the C57Bl/6J Inbred Mouse Strain. Minich, R.R., Li, J., Tempel, B.L (Submitted) EGR1 Binds to and Activates the α-Atp2b2 Promoter, the Main Transcript of the Outer Hair Cells.
Watson C.J., Lies S.M., Minich, R.R., Tempel B.L (2014) Changes in cochlear PMCA2 expression correlate with maturation of auditory sensitivity. JARO 15:543-553. PMID: 24799196.