Students (DEB)

UC Davis Biotechnology Program

Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology Program (DEB)

The Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology (DEB) utilizes an experiential learning model to help doctoral students from 29 UC Davis STEM disciplines develop an understanding of the “business of biotech” and acquire transferable professional skills in entrepreneurship, leadership, team science, project management and science communication. Detailed information on program requirements, coursework, professional development opportunities, affiliated federal training programs and current participants may be found on the DEB program website.   

Coursework and individualized mentoring ensures that our DEB students are familiar with a wide array of career paths open to STEM doctoral graduates and develop both technical and professional skills needed for success. The cornerstone of our DEB program is a professional internship, typically lasting 3 to 6 months that takes place within the biotech industry, research institute or other cross-disciplinary setting.