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On November 17th Biocom Institute was pleased to hold its first virtual Veterans In Life Science Symposium.

Biocom Institute Holds 1st Virtual Veterans In Life Science Symposium

  • 2020-12-10T21:30:00.000+0000
  • California
  • Author: Brandon Leck

On November 17th Biocom Institute was pleased to hold its first virtual Veterans In Life Science Symposium. This free, half-day Symposium was open to Veterans across the state of California, and offered a unique, interactive career exploration for Veterans to learn more about California’s vibrant life sciences industry. Veterans in attendance were treated to HR and Talent Acquisition panelists from NuVasive, Neurocrine, Illumina, Alexandria Real Estate, and Thermo Fisher, as well as former Veterans from Illumina and NuVasive who discussed how to translate military experience to civilian employment. Veterans were also able to participate in a networking session and hear company insight talks from Illumina, Thermo Fisher, the CEO of Immunicom, Amir Jafri, and a keynote speech from Jonathan Priem- Thermo Fisher’s Operations Manager, Biosciences and a former Marine.

Cesar Nunez, a Navy Veteran and attendee remarked “Thank you for hosting and supporting the local veteran community. The material was definitely value-added and invaluable exposure to the Life Science industry.”

Before the Symposium, we held a successful Shattering the Glass Beaker – Women in Life Science session, which featured keynote speeches from Amgen’s Bre’ Cameron, Thermo Fisher’s Amanda Knapp, and a panel of Illumina representatives.

We’re thrilled to be able to continue positively impacting our Veteran community, and continue this critical program, into 2021. Additionally, we’d also like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors for their support of this program and event!

“A big thanks to the entire Biocom and Biocom Institute family for putting together such an impactfully positive and helpful event. I was very impressed with the questions asked by the audience. We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to help our Veterans.” Golda Inquito, Assistant Vice President – Talent Acquisition-Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Lead Sponsor: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Gold Sponsor: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and Neurocrine Biosciences

Silver Sponsors: Histogen , BioMed Realty, NuVasive, Amgen, Illumina, John Krakauer Charitable Trust, and Cox Communications

If you’re interested in getting your company and employees involved in our 2021 Veterans programming, please reach out to Brandon Leck at [email protected]