Bay Area

Connecting the Region with Unrivaled Opportunities



Biocom’s Bay Area staff directs powerful grassroots development initiatives like committees, networking events, and peer-to-peer collaborative programs that are tailored to needs of the region’s many unique micro-clusters.

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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.

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Bay Area Team

Kristen Duncan
Business Development Manager  
Kristen Duncan
Business Development Manager -- Bay-Area

In her role as Manager for Business Development in the Bay Area, Kristen works with new and existing customers to maximize their benefits and savings with Biocom. She comes from an eclectic background having worked at Genentech, teaching A&P at the college level, owning a boutique, and most recently working in sales at VWR.

Kristen completed her undergraduate work in Natural Science and Chemistry. She holds a Master’s degree in Science and Technology studies from Case Western Reserve University.

Personal Interests:

  • Family time
  • Staying active
  • Wine tasting
Michelle Nemits
Director of Business Development  
Michelle Nemits
Director of Business Development -- Bay-Area

Michelle is responsible for building the framework for enabling the creation of a strong, well-connected life science community in the Bay Area, as well as on-boarding new members and ensuring that they take advantage of all the benefits available to them.

Michelle spent the past 20 years in sales, marketing and business development in the Bay Area life science ecosystem. She worked at a large lab supply distributor for 12 years and at a startup manufacturer of cell cryopreservation tools for 8 years, which fostered her broad view of the Bay Area market, its challenges and its opportunities.

Personal Interests:

  • Cooking
  • Yoga
  • Family time

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