Liz Bui, J.D., Ph.D. is a Vice President & Intellectual Property Counsel at ViaCyte, Inc. a leader in the emerging field of regenerative medicine headquartered in San Diego, California. ViaCyte's clinical candidate products are based on the differentiation of stem cells into pancreatic beta-cell precursors, with the goal to free patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes from long-term insulin dependence. Dr. Bui oversees all matters related to intellectual property and is instrumental in the execution of corporate partnerships, licensing contracts, and other key business alliances. Prior to joiningViaCyte, Dr. Bui was with the law firm of DLA Piper in the Global Life Science Sector. Dr. Bui is also an Adjunct Faculty at the University San Diego School of Law, teaching in the Entrepreneurship Clinic and the supervising attorney for the US Patent Clinic. Dr. Bui holds her B.S. from Tulane University (Newcomb College), an M.S. and Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from the University of California, Los Angeles and was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Irvine; and received her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law. Dr. Bui's passion is bringing biotech and life science opportunities and resources to San Diego area high schools and institutions and mentoring young adults to launch their passions. Dr. Bui serves on the Board of various non-profit organizations in the greater San Diego area.