Biotech/Biomedical Webinar: Canon U.S.A.


Biotech/Biomedical Webinar: Canon U.S.A.

February 4, 2021
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Join us for a webinar with Canon U.S.A. This event is part of a new series of New York Tech webinars, showcasing prominent local biotech companies and highlighting their cutting-edge research activities. Ask questions and network with important industry decision makers and learn firsthand about exciting internships and job opportunities.

About Canon U.S.A.

Canon U.S.A. is a world-class healthcare enterprise that delivers cutting-edge medical technology for imaging solutions and services. Canon U.S.A. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions.

Video and Panelist Bios


Marie Abbondondolo

Marie Abbondondolo
Executive Director
Americas Accounting

Marie Abbondondolo is a CPA with over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting leadership roles and has been at Canon U.S.A. for 14 years. Marie started her career at KPMG on Long Island, followed by over 15 years in the financial services industry in New York. In 2006, Marie came back to Long Island when she joined Canon. She leads the Canon Americas Financial Reporting team, as well as the Financial Systems Group. As part of the promotion to executive director in April of 2020, the finance and risk teams are now included as part of her responsibilities. Additional roles have included vice president of finance for Canon’s BioMedical subsidiaries. Currently, Marie is chair of the Networking Committee of the Women in Leadership Levels at Canon U.S.A.

Tatiana Rachel Cruz

Tatiana Rachel Cruz
Senior Specialist
University Relations

Tatiana Cruz is a graduate of Berkeley College in New York, where she received her bachelor’s in business administration and management. She has been working in human resources for over 15 years, focusing on the consumer electronics, corporate law, and real estate industries. For the past six years, she is been employed at Canon U.S.A as a university relations senior specialist. In this role, she represents Canon at university campuses at both recruiting events such as career fairs and information sessions and non-recruiting events such as resume workshops and advisory panel meetings. She also manages student programs such as internships and job shadowing and mentorship opportunities for the U.S. headquarters in Melville, N.Y. Her duties have also expanded to include diversity & inclusion initiatives.

Andrew Verikokos

Andrew Verikokos
Senior Specialist
Talent Acquisition

Andrew Verikokos is a New York Tech alumnus and has been working in human resources and the recruiting industry now for over 15 years. He has worked in both staffing agencies and in corporate recruiting. Currently employed with Canon U.S.A. for five years as a senior talent acquisition specialist. His practice focuses on positions in areas including finance, accounting, legal, corporate audit, general affairs, procurement, IT, logistics, and communications for the U.S. headquarters in Melville, N.Y. His duties have expanded to include working on roles for Canon’s Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory located in Cambridge, MA, and Canon Financial Services located in Mount Laurel, N.J.

Sarika Verma, Ph.D.
Sr. Manager, Research & Clinical Translation
Healthcare Optics Research Lab Division
Canon U.S.A.

Kurt Amsler

New York Tech Faculty Liaison:
Kurt Amsler, Ph.D.
Associate Dean & Professor of Research
College of Osteopathic Medicine

The focus of Kurt Amsler’s research throughout his career has been to understand the functioning and regulation of epithelial tissues in health and disease. In one avenue of investigation, Amsler demonstrated that epidermal growth factor receptor mislocalized to the apical membrane of renal epithelial cells, as occurs in polycystic kidney disease (PKD), exhibits abnormal and prolonged signaling. Inhibition of signaling by this and the related HER2 receptor, which is overexpressed in PKD, inhibits disease progression in multiple mouse PKD models. This finding suggests a potential therapeutic approach to this disease.

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