Cellular and Tissue Engineering Symposium - Advancing the Next Generation of Biotech Leaders

Georgia Tech's Cell and Tissue Engineering Training Grant is excited to announce the first ever Cell and Tissue Engineering Symposium! Join us for talks and a Q&A career panel from leaders in the biotechnology industry, a rapid-fire research competition, and a poster symposium. Open to all graduate student, postdoc, and undergraduate trainees to network with industry leaders, communicate your research and expand your career opportunities.

Complimentary registration required for all attendees - REGISTER HERE

Our keynote speakers will be sharing their career journey and advice for current Ph.D. students. 

Rapid-fire and poster presenters will be eligible for a $250 travel award prize in each category, so submit ABSTRACTS HERE - Deadline May 11, 2023.


  • 8:00 a.m.        Breakfast and registration
  • 9:00 a.m.        Opening
  • 9:15 a.m.        Keynote Presentation - "The Journey from a Ph.D. in Sea Squirt Genetics to Founding Three Biotechs” - David Johnson, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, GigaMune
  • 10:00 a.m.       Break
  • 10:15 a.m.       Lina Maria Mancipe Castro, Ph.D., MiMedx
  • 10:45 a.m.       Poster Session
  • 11:45 a.m.       Louise Hecker, Ph.D., Fibronox and Emory University
  • 12:15 p.m.       Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m.         Keynote Presentation - “Career Opportunities in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing” - Zhi Li, Ph.D.., Associate Director, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • 2:00 p.m.         Rapid Fire Competition
  • 3:00 p.m.         Break
  • 3:15 p.m.         Career Panel
  • 4:45 p.m.         Selected Talk 
  • 4:45 p.m.         Closing and Awards Ceremony
  • 7:00 p.m.         Off Campus Social  


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