The Biotechnology Career Interest Team is supported by the Biotility program at the UF Center of Excellence in Regenerative Health Biotechnology (CERHB).  Biotility is a state resource for biotechnology and medical device industries, and for individuals seeking to transition into industry careers.  Biotility provides high-quality short-courses for professionals, students preparing to enter industry careers, and researchers, all of whom seek to expand and deepen their knowledge in technical and regulatory details unique to biotechnology industries and translational research.  UF graduate courses that are especially relevant to biotechnology careers will be included in the career course listing.

Contact:  Tamara Mandell, MEd, CERHB Assistant Director for Education and Training (

Conversations with Women Leaders in the Life Sciences, a Breakfast Event

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BioFlorida Northeast Chapter Event
Thursday, June 27 (7:30-9:30 am)
A Breakfast Event at UF Innovate | The Hub
747 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

biotchJoin the Northeast Chapter for an interactive panel of women who hold leadership roles in the bioscience sector. They will provide insights relevant to any emerging leader through the discussion of defining moments, opportunities, and decisions that shaped their professional and personal growth.
Karen Zaderej, President and CEO, AxoGen
Leslie Maloney, PhD, Exec. Director, Business Development, Ology Bioservices
Christine E. Schmidt, PhD, Pruitt Family Professor and Department Chair, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Dept of Biomedical Engineering, UF


Members: $25; Non-members: $45; Students: $15.  Online registration will close June 26 at noon EDT.


The cost for the first ten students and/or postdocs to contact Tamara Mandell at will be sponsored by the UF Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology.


22nd Annual BioFlorida Conference  – Tampa, Oct. 20-22

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Early Bird Registration – Save $100 – May 1st

BioPitch Applications Open – May 2nd

Deadline to Book Hotel Room – Sept. 27th


  • Hear from life science executives and thought leaders
  • Connect with hundreds in the life sciences industry
  • Meet potential investors and discuss your business plans and financial needs
  • Set up Partnering meetings with registered attendees in advance of Conference
  • Manage and schedule your personal Agenda on the Conference Mobile App
  • Support Florida’s life sciences industry


  • Executives and entrepreneurs from emerging life sciences companies
  • Executives and seasoned professionals from established life sciences companies
  • Scientists, researchers, technology transfer employees from university and research institutions
  • Life science investors and venture capitalists
  • Federal and state lawmakers
  • Economic development agencies
  • Industry service providers

Learn more about this opportunity to build your industry professional network.