This week we have been visiting the Ph.D labs to get an introduction to their research and help us select our teams for our project. Each meeting involved a brief presentation by the Ph.D students to the JDs and MBAs followed by a tour of their lab facilities. The picture above is from my first lab tour with Billy Wang's research in cell separation. The Ph.D's have done a great job explaining their highly technical research in terms that the rest of us can understand. They've also got a great head start in a few commercialization ideas. Touring all these labs reminded me of my engineering background, but now I was looking at each of these projects as a potential start-up company instead of as an academic exercise. I've got a few more visits to go on before team selection. I hope to see all seven to get as much information as I can before team selection!