Despite ACE being only formally 2 years old, our origins are heavily embedded in the QUT Business School where we have attracted a number of Post Doctoral Fellows to our fold.
While many go on to establish careers in Academe, some depart and head into the ‘real’ world of industry. One such example is Dr. Amanda Elam, who is now working as President and Chief Operating Officer of US based Galaxy Diagnostics.
Galaxy Diagnostics offers the most sensitive test for the detection of active Bartonella infection in patients with healthy immune systems.
Amanda came to QUT as a Postdoctoral Fellow having completed a doctorate in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has published extensively on the topic of business start-up. Her doctoral research on entrepreneurship was recognized by the Academy of Management for innovative thought leadership.
According to Galaxy’s website, “Prior to joining the Galaxy team, Dr. Elam recently completed two years of Postdoctoral Research at top-ranked schools of management and entrepreneurship, including the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.”
It’s pleasing to see our former post doc’s achieving so much. Well done Amanda.