The GSAS Harvard Biotech Club invites you to celebrate 20 years of student-driven connections between academia and industry at our Bridging the Gap Symposium. Leaders from academia and industry will highlight the power of collaboration from both sides of life sciences research.


Tuesday, September 3rd. 2019

Harvard Medical School

Joseph B Martin Conference Center

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA, 02115



more information about each event and speaker can be found here


Coffee & Breakfast

10:30am - 11:00am

Welcoming Remarks

11:00am - 11:30am

Academic Keynote

Dean George Daley

11:30am - 12:30pm

Panel Discussion - Perspectives from Entrepreneurial PIs

George Church ● Pardis Sabeti ● David Walt ● Pam Silver ● Sangeeta Bhatia

Moderated by: Meredith Fisher

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch Provided

1:30pm - 1:45pm

Harvard Biotech Club Overview

1:45pm - 2:15pm

Bridging the Gap Keynote

Peter Kolchinsky

2:30pm - 3:15pm

Trainee-Presented Blitz Talks

2 minute talks covering major biotech breakthroughs of each year from 1999-2019

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Panel Discussion - Human Genetics as the Gateway to Industry-Academic Collaborations

Ana Greka ● Sek Kathiresan ● Caroline Fox ● Morgan Sheng

Moderated by: Anthony Philippakis

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Industry Keynote

David Altshuler

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Cocktail Reception

Music by Kendall Square Orchestra