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Dr. Po-Tsan Ku is the CNS Career Development Specialist for graduate students.  Dr. Ku has a PhD in cell and developmental biology, and also holds an MBA from the McCombs School of Business.  He first came to Austin for his postdoctoral work, after which he started a corporate career at Ambion, Inc.  He has thirteen years of experience in the biotechnology industry, and has held senior management positions in multiple companies.

Po-Tsan is available for individual consultations with graduate students and postdocs in all CNS disciplines.  He can provide the following services:

  • Career Exploration
  • Creation of an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
  • Non-Academic Job Search Strategies
  • Academic Job Search Strategies (Faculty and Postdoc positions)
  • Identifying Skills that Transfer to Industry
  • Converting a CV to a Resume
  • Resume Review and Editing
  • Interview Preparation
  • Salary Negotiation


To make an appointment with Po-Tsan, please email him at po-tsan.ku@austin.utexas.edu.