Kriegler Memorial Lecture Series

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Rady School of Management


Beyster Auditorium, 1st Floor


Guest Lecturer: Dr. Magda Marquet
From Scientist to Entrepreneur: Reflections on San Diego's past, present and future as a biotech hub

Reception in the courtyard will follow.

Magda Marquet, Ph.D., is a life sciences entrepreneur, investor and community leader. She is the co-founder and co-CEO of ALMA Life Sciences LLC, an investment and consulting firm with a portfolio of 20 private investments. She is also the chairman and co-founder of Althea, and served as co-president and CEO for 10 years before the company’s acquisition by Ajinomoto. Marquet co-founded Althea Dx, a spin-off of Althea Technologies focusing in precision medicine. She previously held management positions at numerous biotechnology companies including Vical Inc., Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Protein Polymer Technologies, Syntro Corporation and Transgene. She currently serves as a board member for Sente, Independa and Portable Genomics, as well as an advisor for many other companies. As a business leader passionate about entrepreneurship, Marquet plays an important role in building a strong innovation economy. For example, she is currently on the Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center. Marquet holds a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from INSA/University of Toulouse, France, and has received numerous awards throughout her career including the 2005 Regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Life Sciences category, the Athena Pinnacle Award, the Exemplary Service Award from the San Diego Business Journal and the Director of the Year award from the Corporate Directors Forum. She was also the first woman inducted into the CONNECT Hall of Fame.

About the Series

The Michael Kriegler Memorial Lecture Series was created to perpetuate Dr. Michael Kriegler's spirit and enthusiasm for science by establishing programs that educate and motivate students and scientists — just as Dr. Kriegler did throughout this life. To accomplish this, his wife, Jan Tuttleman, established this lecture series to bring together the San Diego biotech community with the University, the faculty and students to build relationships and to share ideas.

As many of you know, Jan was a member of our community, having graduated in our inaugural 2006 MBA class. Jan was a scientist, investor, philanthropist and entrepreneur. More impressively, as loving mother and wife, as social activist and human rights champion, Jan was a role model and inspiration for many in our Rady community, as well as the much broader community.

Limited hosted parking will be available on a first come, first-served basis. A parking map and directions will be emailed with your event confirmation one week prior to the presentation.