BEST Special Seminar on Careers in...Industry post DVM and PhD

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:30am

Are you interested in learning more about a career in industry? Are you working towards a PhD or DVM degree? If so, meet this speaker on July 16 in 226 Weill Hall to hear her career trajectory until now and to gain insight into the corporate culture at Merial (now part of Boehringer Ingelheim), and what a career as a director of external innovation means.

Monica D. Figueiredo earned her veterinary degree at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following graduation, she completed a two-year Equine Internship at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Virginia, followed by a three-year residency program in Large Animal Medicine at Cornell University, New York.

She then moved to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia, where she earned her PhD in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. Monica joined Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim in 2008 as a Veterinary Scientist in R&D, where she primarily worked in the area of canine vaccine development. In the last five years she has served as Director of External Innovation and has been thrilled to work with the latest technology in a variety of fields related to improving animal health.