Pathway to Success in Biotech From Co-op To Career, 4 – 5 p.m. EDT
Are you wondering how to successfully make the transition from Co-op to a Career in Biotech? The field of Biotechnology is exciting and ever changing! Hear from NU Alums, Alyssa Kruithof and Tyler Nicholson, Senior Research Associates @ BioNTech about industry trends and how to break into the field!
Learn how they got where they are, what skills are needed in the biotech field, what a real workday in the life at a Biotech company is like and more! There will also be a dedicated portion of the session to Student Q & A.
Alyssa is a Senior Research Associate on the Peptide Chemistry team at BioNTech US. She attended Northeastern from 2016 to 2022 and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Neuroscience followed by a Master’s in Biotechnology. Her first co-op at the Biorepository within Boston Children’s Hospital piqued her interest in production lab work. For her second co-op, Alyssa transitioned into a production chemistry lab at Neon Therapeutics (now BioNTech US), where she supports high-throughput peptide manufacturing for internal research programs.
Tyler is a Northeastern alum (B.S in Biology, 2020) working in Biotech. While at Northeastern, he completed 2 Co-Ops—one as an assistant teacher in the Vertex Pharmaceuticals Learning Lab, and one at Neon Therapeutics on their Molecular Immunology team. Following graduation, he completed his M.S in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University. He now works at BioNTech US doing mRNA-based cell therapy development, and leads outreach programs based around community engagement and education.
We look forward to your participation!