This one-week program is for students interested in understanding the process of drug discovery and development in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. The program provides an introduction to the knowledge required for a potential career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Intro to Biotech gives students the opportunity to explore the elements of biotechnology in one of the leading centers of the pharmaceutical industry, Boston.
This course provides an overview of biotechnology and synthetic chemistry and serves as an introduction towards the path of a career in drug discovery and development.
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'I liked how we learned about the industry of biotechnology and the different roles that are played there. I also liked how we observed drug discovery and the process which surrounds it.'
'I really enjoyed the program and my teacher. I learned a lot during the program like how difficult it is to get a drug passed by the FDA or to even make a drug that works with no side effects...I also learned what a successful Biotech company needs like marketing and money. I also liked that Dr. Parul was so interested and into the topic because it made learned it more exciting.'
"I really liked the teacher, Dr. Lazebnik. She was very nice and had a lot of educational activities for us that were enjoyable, such as various educational labs and videos. She also was very knowledgeable on the subject of biotech, telling us all about the current research and discoveries being made in the field of biotech. I liked our field trip to LabCentral and I liked seeing all the different financial aspects of biotech and pharmaceutical companies, especially as a rising senior who is considering biotech as a career path."
"I found the class really fascinating, educational, and useful for the future. My teacher was great and I loved the lectures as well as seeing how the science we learned in class could be applied to real life through the labs. I liked how the course incorporated both the business and science behind biotech and incorporated, real life scenarios through our project and field trip."
"I liked that the program really taught me many aspects of biotech. I learned many new things in an interactive way. Our teacher was always involved and was always nice to everyone. Good teacher and good course. "
"I enjoyed the class and the morning presentations. They were stimulating and challenging and the low stress environment fostered both my curiosity for a retention of the material. Dr. Lazebnik was evidently very knowledgeable and patient. She was always explaining levels deeper than a typical course and taking any question seriously. "
“I took Intro to Biotech with Dr. Lazebnik. The program was a good introduction to the business side of biotechnology. The labs were enjoyable and the lectures gave some background information to help better understand the activities. “
“I took the program named “Intro to Biotech.” It was compact and well-structured course that successfully introduced the biotechnology field. I am now very interested in biotech and I will pursue more STEM opportunities like this in the future. From the labs to the enlightening lectures, this course stimulated my passion for science and I will continue to support BLI!"
“I enjoyed the Biotech program at BLI because I learned about the business and science of Biotech in a fun and hands-on way. I enjoyed the many labs we completed in class and I enjoyed working with Dr. Lazebnik who made learning easy and fun. The program introduced me to concepts in biology that I had never learned before.”