Lecture & Panel Discussion: Work/Life Balance


Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

Pam Contag, Ph

Entrepreneur Pamela Reilly Contag, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Cygnet Biofuels and founder of four venture-backed start-up companies, will address the challenges faced by scientists, engineers and physicians as they balance work/life responsibilities during a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14 in 101 Jordan Hall of Science.

Contag, a microbiologist who has more than 35 patents and patent applications, will describe how she negotiates a life that includes marriage, children, research, entrepreneurial involvement and consulting professorships. She will be joined by a panel comprised of Notre Dame Ph.D. candidate Katherine Ward, IUSM-SB medical students Jessica Basham and Michelle Kerr and Notre Dame senior Gabriella Cozzi.