I try to be as transparent as possible about my conflicts of interests. If these conflicts cause an issue with the work or working relationship between me and a lab member, I want people to have those conversations with me early. My department chair would be a good person to talk to if you don’t feel comfortable talking to me about it directly.
I also am the head of the participating research team of beamline 8.3.1. at the Advanced Light Source. Many companies use that beamline or sponsor research and development activities by the beamline scientists, including: Plexxikon, Relay Therapeutics, Eli Lilly and Company, and Global Blood Therapeutics.
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