• Mon
    4:00 pmKCBD 1103


    In his seminar presentation entitled “An Insider’s Look at Illinois’ Diversified Biotech Engine”, David Miller President and CEO of iBIO—the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization—will provide an overview of Illinois/Midwest biotechnology growth in the agricultural, bio-industrial, and health care sectors. His discussion, framed by a sharing of his own encounters with biotechnology on both professional and personal levels, will offer broad strategic themes, as well as specific issues confronting the three sectors, including policy decisions now being hammered out in Springfield and Washington D.C.  David will also provide the audience extensive research on the strengths of and remaining challenges for our state and region. 

    His seminar will be followed with a networking reception in the KCBD lobby, co-sponsered by Dean's Council.

    The Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) is a life sciences trade organization comprised of leaders from the private, public and educational sectors orchestrating business leadership in delivery of world-class educational programs and creating new jobs in technology ventures.  Prior to joining iBIO, David worked with a variety of companies, including technology start-ups, housing developers, and Fortune 500 companies. He also served as business aide for the Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin where he established the heralded University of Wisconsin Research Park.

    Please RSVP for this event at

    Email with any questions.

  • Wed
    7-10pmIda Noyes Pub, 59th and Woodlawn

    Dean's Council (DC) and the University of Chicago Biotechnology Association (UCBA) invite you to a meet-and-greet social at the Ida Noyes Pub! Join us for some well-deserved relaxation, beer, and food, courtesy of DC-UCBA.  As a bonus, there will be opportunity to learn about careers in science and networking/career development events offered through UCBA.  We hope to see you there!

  • Fri
    3:30 pmBSLC 205

    Mike Tessel, the Career Advancement liaison to the BSD, will be discussing the importance of informational interviews.  

  • Thu
    3:00 pmCLSC 119

    Jobs in the Life Sciences/Biotechnology

    by Christopher Bell, Assistant Director of Admissions at the Keck Graduate Institute

    Discussion Topics:

     What is the Life Sciences Industry?
     Recent Changes and Dominant Factors in Industry
     Why the Industry Needs You
     Industry Careers: Function Areas
     Networking and Industry Affiliations

    Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) will present a comprehensive view of the Life Sciences/Biotech Industries and what postdocs and graduate students can do to prepare themselves for these exciting career opportunities. Also, attendees will learn about summer programs that can help bridge the gap between a life in academia and a career in industry.

  • Fri
    2:00 pmCLSC 119

    Join UCBA and PDA for a coffee hour with


    Board Member and the Chief Scientific Officer for Cytonome

    "Options and Opportunities in Biotech: One Journey, Many Paths"

    Seminar and Networking Reception
    Friday, May 16
    2-3:30 pm
    CLSC 119

    Please RSVP at:

    All students, postdocs, and staff are welcome!

    Questions? email:

    Funded in part by Student Government

  • Fri
    8:30 amKCBD 1103

    ‘Strategy and Entrepreneurship in Science’ seminar.

    Time: 3:30-4:30pm (Seminar); 4:30-5:30pm (Reception)

    Location: KCBD 1103

    -A limited number of FREE copies of “Black Hole Focus” will be given out to the first attendees to arrive (Doors open at 3:20pm)

  • Tue
    4:30 pmKCBD 1103

    Networking 101 will focus on the basics of networking including best practices in different scenarios.  This workshop will help you maximize the utility of networking events, conferences, and social media to establish relationships with people who have similar professional interests.

  • Tue
    12:30 pmChicago Innovation Exchange (CIE), 53rd Street, Hyde Park
    The second event in the Biomedical Sciences Networking Series (BSNS) is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for Tuesday November 18th from 5:00-7:30pm. The one and only Craig Wortmann will be leading “The Art of Networking” workshop in the wonderful new space over at the Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) on 53rd Street. We hope to see you all there!
    UCBA is proud to present this event with the help and support of the following co-sponsors/co-organizers: UChicago myCHOICE, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, the office of Graduate Student Affairs (GSA), the Graduate Innovation Grant, and the BSD Dean’s Council.


Be on the lookout for our upcoming events!

  • Booth Business School: Consulting Exposure Series
  • Treks
  • Fab Lab II