BLAST Program

two students in lab
Marcus Deloney and Alena Casella (Panitch Lab)  photo by Marianne Hunter

BLAST (Biotech Leaders Advancing STEM Technologies)

The Biotechnology Program has launched a new activity to develop leadership, entrepreneurial thinking and communication skills important for success in biotech career paths.  The Biotech Leaders Advancing STEM Technologies (BLAST) group for early career scientists and engineers will aim to train leaders capable of moving new biotechnologies from the lab to the marketplace. 

The BLAST group is open to all UC Davis PhD and Masters students, as well as Postdoctoral Scholars.  BLAST members will be invited to participate in professional development workshops and activities across three main focus areas: 1) Inclusive Team Science, 2) Entrepreneurship, and 3) Science Communication & Policy. Participating scholars will be encouraged to volunteer for on-going efforts and come up with new projects in these areas of interest.  Contact our administrative team if interested in joining the listserv.