Career Speaker Series – Matthew Hildebrandt

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Featuring University of Toronto alumnus Matthew Hildebrandt, PhD, Product Manager, STEMCELL Technologies

Matthew Hildebrandt, PhD, joined STEMCELL Technologies in 2019 as an Associate Product Manager. STEMCELL Technologies is a global biotechnology company headquartered in Vancouver producing more than 2,500 specialized media and cell separation products to support life science research. Dr. Hildebrandt’s academic career was focused around fundamental developmental and RNA biology which started with his PhD work in oncology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and then continued with a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. James Ellis at The Hospital for Sick Children in the Department of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology. Here he learned the benefits of human pluripotent stem cells as a model system and collaborated with several groups across Toronto to develop a resource of control human induced pluripotent stem cell lines. He now uses his experience in academia to support the development, commercialization and maintenance of media products that support researchers using pluripotent stem cells.

About the series

To what extent can we plan and design our careers? How much depends on our environment, the choices we make, the opportunities that present themselves, the networks we build, and the achievements and failures we experience along the way? The Career Speaker Series will feature speakers who earned a graduate degree and have built interesting careers in regenerative medicine. They will speak about the challenges and opportunities of navigating a career in this emerging industry without a road map. These webinars are for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research associates in regenerative medicine-related fields.


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