The Biotech Journal Club, founded by Harrison Prentice-Mott in 2013, is where Harvard scientists come together to discuss current events in the Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical industries.

Presenting at the Journal Club is laid back, informal, and fun, so sign up to present anything you find interesting in the field of Biotech. Email biotechjclub@gmail.com to sign up for a presentation time. The club is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows.

Current Director: 
Blake Chancellor (PhD Candidate in Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

For inspiration or information on prior Journal Clubs, see below for past presentations:

2017

How to sustain technology and make it profitable while avoiding IP conflicts - Julian Daich - 2/22/17

Documenting your research in the post-CRISPR dispute world - Rory Macneil - 2/8/17

2016

Vertex Pharmaceuticals and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: A Case Study of Venture Philanthropy in Biotech - Kevin Chau - 4/19/16

Intellectual Property - Jay DeYoung - 4/5/16

Transcriptomic RNase-footprinting of protein-RNA complexes - Dr. Zhe Ji - 3/22/16

Off-patent drugs at brand-name prices - Naren Tallapragada - 3/8/16

Modular Sequence Detection in Mammalian Cells  - Dr. Shimyn Slomovic - 2/16/16

Hepatitis C Virus: Cures and Controversies - Paris Bentley - 2/2/16

Small Airway-on-a-Chip - Dr. Kembaz Benam - 1/19/16

2015

HIV Drugs - Paris Bentley - 12/8/15

CRISPR - Jonathan Gootenberg - 11/10/15

CAR-T Cells - Alex Simon - 10/27/15

Forced Switch - Alex Simon - 2/17/15

2014

Focus - Alex Simon - 6/12/14

RNAi Therapeutics - Nicolas Preitner - 5/22/14

Thalidomide Pt. II - Elaine Garcia - 5/5/14

Thalidomide Pt. I - Elaine  Garcia - 4/17/14

Insulin - Ting Xie - 4/3/14

Ariad - Asher Page - 2/20/14

Intercept - Sergio Davila - 2/6/14

Progenics - Ting Xie - 1/23/14

2013

Phages - Kostadin Petrov - 12/19/13

23 and Me - Finith Jernigan 12/7/13

Alkermes - Harrison Prentiss-Mott - 11/21/13

Previous  Directors: 
Jenna Kefali & Paris Bentley, 2015 - 2016
Harrison Prentice-Mott, 2013 - 2014