Bioscience Careers Forum

Industry-Academics-Government: Collaboration To Prepare Connecticut’s Workforce

Friday, April 26, 2019
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Hosted by:

The Jackson Laboratory
Southern Connecticut State University
BioPath: Bioscience Academic and Career Pathway Initiative
Connecticut State Colleges & Universities System

In partnership with:


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Southern Connecticut State University
Engleman Hall A120 and the
Academic Science & Laboratory Building
New Haven, CT 06510

2018 Bioscience Careers Forum

Over 250 students from Southern and surrounding universities, as well as professionals in the bioscience fields, attended the 2018 Bioscience Careers Forum, “Education and Workforce Connections: Training Connecticut’s Future”. Dr. Ed Liu, President and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory, was the keynote speaker. The forum included a panel discussion followed by networking sessions for students to meet and learn more from faculty, researchers, and industry leaders.

From BioScience event

Pictured from left to right: Sen. George Logan, 17th district of CT; Michael Piscitielli, Deputy Economic and Development Administrator, City of New Haven; Representative Lonnie Reed, CT House District 102; Ed Liu, M.D., President and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory; Christine Broadbridge, Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Research, and Innovation at SCSU; Scott Jackson, Commissioner, Connecticut Dept. of Labor; Joseph Bertolino, President of SCSU, and Robert Prezant, Provost of SCSU.



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Attending Companies

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Core Informatics (Thermo Fisher Sci)


Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Vanessa Research


Medical Innovation in Context, LLC

Innovation Thru Partnerships

IBM Watson Analytics Internship Program


EDC of New Haven

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station


Absolute Standards, Inc.

The Jackson Laboratory

DG Scientific Consulting


Golden Compass, Inc.