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Connecting the Region with Unrivaled Opportunities

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Biocom accelerates member success with targeted programs and customized services reflecting the many unique aspects of the greater Bay Area region. One size does not fit all, and Biocom’s Bay Area programs are tailored to the diverse needs of the area. As a vibrant life science cluster in California, Biocom’s Bay Area office aims to support this dynamic industry through our unique and time-tested initiatives of Advocacy, Capital Development, Networking, Business Solutions and Workforce Development.

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BAY AREA EVENTS

Biocom creates valuable networks that accelerate member success in the Bay Area through a variety of programs, including specialized events, targeted conferences, expert committees, leadership dinners, industry-focused meetings, scientific roundtables, venture capital days, and member-to-member networking. To address the greatest challenge of the region, our lack of a geographical center, we hold these events throughout the greater Bay Area in a broad range of locations, times and venues. In addition to our events, Biocom also supports and partners on events held by local organizations, which can be viewed here.

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Bay Area Team

Sabrina Binczewski
Senior Membership Coordinator
Sabrina Binczewski
Senior Membership Coordinator — Bay Area

Sabrina supports the membership team by targeting potential new members and following up with existing members. She communicates with members about the many benefits of joining Biocom and ensures they are making the most of their membership in the Bay Area.

Sabrina graduated from the University of Southern California in May 2019 with a BS in Biology and Minor in Business. Her past experience includes an internship with WaveMaker360 Health, in which she identified and networked with healthcare start-ups at USC.

Personal Interests:

  • Ice cream
  • Hot yoga
  • Genetics
Daniel Im
Senior Business Development Associate
Daniel Im
Senior Business Development Associate — Bay Area

Daniel is responsible for expanding the Biocom presence in the Bay Area through membership development and engagement, as well as fostering community for members within the life science industry.

His background includes a short stint as a winemaking intern post-grad, five years of sustainability research and development at DuPont Industrial Biosciences followed by four years in a sales and marketing role at VWR. Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of California, Davis.

Personal Interests:

  • Golf
  • Travel
  • Outdoors
Brandon Jenkins
Sr. Manager of Events, Bay Area
Brandon Jenkins
Sr. Manager of Events, Bay Area — San Diego

Brandon is responsible for managing and executing events and programs in the Bay Area and ensuring that each member finds value through the content and networking opportunities that we are providing in the Bay Area. He also manages multiple conference rooms that are open to our members for meetings and events.

Brandon brings over 10 years of event production experience working mostly with non-profits and higher education. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Clarion University and his M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University

Personal Interests:

  • Backpacking and hiking
  • Traveling
  • Craft cocktails
Michelle Nemits
Executive Director, Bay Area
Michelle Nemits
Executive Director, Bay Area — Bay Area

As Executive Director of Biocom’s South San Francisco office, Michelle is responsible for building the framework for enabling the creation of a strong, well-connected life science community in the Bay Area. She leads Biocom’s programming and benefits efforts and helps raise awareness of the region’s innovations and accomplishments.

Michelle has spent over 20 years in Bay Area life science sales, marketing and business development. She has held leadership roles at a large lab supply distributor and at a biotech tools startup, which fostered her broad view of the Bay Area market, its challenges and its opportunities.

Personal Interests:

  • Cooking
  • Yoga
  • Family time
Pavel Svoboda
Office & Project Coordinator
Pavel Svoboda
Office & Project Coordinator — Bay Area

Pavel is responsible for supporting the Bay Area Office & coordinating projects that enhance the Bay Area membership experience. He also controls the Member Perks Program for the Bay Area.

Pavel is a San Diego native & UCSD graduate with a BS in Human Biology. Prior to Biocom, Pavel was affiliated with a Bay Area not-for-profit & continues to attend scientific conferences.

Personal Interests:

  • Shopping
  • DIY projects
  • Skiing
Cheryl Zuckerman
Senior Business Development Manager
Cheryl Zuckerman
Senior Business Development Manager — Bay Area

In her role, Cheryl partners with all life and science innovators in the Bay Area to help expand their presence and fulfill their goals through development, value-add services and engagement. She works to both help build the framework of a strong, well-connected life science community and assists existing Biocom member companies to maximize the savings they can generate through the Biocom Purchasing Group contract portfolio.

Cheryl brings a unique skillset to the position with her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and an M.B.A in Healthcare Administration and Technology. She worked for Johnson and Johnson in sales and marketing with 10+ years’ executing complex sales processes and finding solutions to maximize efficacy and efficiency.

Personal Interests:

  • Family Time
  • Travel
  • Sports and Outdoor Activities
Biocom’s Bay Area team has connected our organization with many resources and provided innovative solutions to help us keep pace with the rapid growth of life science industry in California.
Stacy Solorio, Sr. Director HR Operations, Atara Biotherapeutics
Biocom here in the Bay Area has been a great fit for our accelerator companies in helping them get connected to services they really need to grow their companies after they graduate.
Jun Axup, PhD, Scientific Director & Partner, IndieBio

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