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Watch And Listen: SCbio and the Life Sciences Industry with James Chappell, SCbio CEO

 Recorded at SCbio’s 2024 annual conference, hosts Heather and Matthew welcome back James Chappell, the President and CEO of SCbio. With a distinguished career in the biosciences industry, James is recognized for his innovative leadership of SCbio. Join us this week as we discuss the exciting growth of the life sciences sector in South Carolina and how SCbio is working to build, support, and expand the industry through workforce development initiatives, economic development plans, and more.

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Tamia Sumpter

Tamia is a driven senior undergraduate Bioengineering student currently enrolled at Clemson University. With a strong foundation in her field, she has honed her skills through hands-on experience in research and development at Eli Lilly & Company. During her time in the ADME department, Tamia contributed significantly by working on siRNAs and their applications in finding In Vitro-In Vivo Correlation (IVIVC). Looking ahead, Tamia has set her sights on a promising career in law. She aspires to specialize in Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on serving as in-house counsel for leading medical device or pharmaceutical companies. Her enthusiasm for this role is palpable as she prepares to embark on her legal journey! She is also a proud member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PEER Mentor for Clemson PEER/WiSE, and currently serves as the President of Clemson Bioengineering Organization (CBO). With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and legal interests, Tamia is poised to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare and life sciences industries.