Biotechnology PhD Training Program

UVa

 
 

   A key component of the BTP is the 2 - 3 month mandatory externship to be performed during the first or second year of BTP support.  Externships are supported by the BTP, although  in some cases companies may contribute in whole or in part.  A wide range of companies worldwide have served as hosts.  Please refer to the BTP Student Handbook for details. 


    Externship planning is initiated by BTP students with Bobbe Nixon (LinkedIn) in the School of Engineering.  Next, check out our extensive Externship Opportunities page.  See also the University Alumni Career Assistance Network (UCAN), a directory of UVa alumni and the VABio directory.  Review the university’s international travel policy.

 

  Upon completing your externship please complete the evaluation form.  We also wish to hear from your company supervisor.  Forms for both are available.


    Below are past and planned hosting companies (47) and names of BTP students.  The company list continues to grow as BTP students find companies that match their interests.


AbbVie
Chicago, IL
Joanna Adadevoh

Amersham Biosciences (now part of GE Healthcare)
Uppsala, Sweden
Antonio Ubiera

Amgen, Inc.
Seattle, WA
Matthew Stark

AstraZeneca
Mölndal, Sweden
Jason Yang
Tony Awojoodu

ATCC
Manassas, VA
Daniel Leslie
Annika Hedin

Beckman-Coulter
Pasadena, CA
Dan Nelson

Becton Dickinson and Company Diagnostic Systems
Sparks, MD
Lorin (Henrich) Bachmann

Biogen Idec
Boston, MA
Jacob Jordan
Robert Deitcher

BioRad
Hercules, CA
Ernie Perez Almodovar

Biosite
San Diego, CA
Kristina Little

Bristol-Myers Squibb
New York, NY
Arch Creasy

Coridon
Buranda, Australia
Celeste Goh

Dow Agrosciences
Indianopolis, IN
Matthew Biggs

Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Kellen Chen

Entelos, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Rooshin Dalal

Genentech
San Francisco, CA
Michael Smith
Matthew Stark
Aaron Bailey

Geosyntec Consultants
Columbia, MD
Meng Wang

GID Group
Mallorca, Spain
Tom Mendel

Glaxo Smith Kline
Matthew Oberhardt

Hemoshear
Charlottesville, VA
Greg Faust

Human Genome Sciences
Rockville, MD
Eric Park

Institute for Genomic Research (now part of J. Craig Venter Institute)
Rockville, MD
Michael Smoot

LifeNet
Virginia Beach, VA
Scott Seaman

Luna Innovations
Charlottesville, VA
Caren Petrie
Paul Bonthuis

Medlmmune Inc.
Gaithersburg, MD
Jace Fogle
Sarah Johnson

Merck & Co. Inc.
Elkton, VA
Tom Gervais
Lauren Russell

Merck Research Labs
West Point, PA
Tara Tibbs

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
Boston, MA
Millie Shah

Mobidiag
Helsinki, Finland
Kaity Allen

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals
Rockville, MD
Michael Stadnisky

New England Biolabs
Ipswich MA
Jaymes Beech

Notable Labs
San Francisco, CA
Laryssa Manigat

Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research
Cambridge, MA
Alex Baras
Erwin Gianchandani

Orchid Cellmark
Germantown, MD
Katie Horsman

Pfizer Inc. Global Biologics
St. Louis, MO
Tim Pabst

Phillips Research Europe
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Brian Schmidt
Joseph Kilroy

Protein Solutions Inc. (now apparently part of Wyatt Technology Corp, Santa Barbara CA)
Charlottesville, VA (former)
Larry Lanning

Regeneron
Tarrytown, NY
Alexander Keller

ReNeuron
Surrey, England
Rosiland Mott

Sapphire Energy
San Diego, CA
Phillip Yen

Seres Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA
Mahmoud Saleh

Stemgent
Cambridge, MA
Rebekah Neal

Tracon Pharma
San Diego, CA
Alexandra Harris

Tissue Genesis, Inc.
Honolulu, HI
Michelle Kofron
Emily Cushnie
Alex Bailey

TransTissue
Berlin, Germany
Glen Hirsh

UVa Patent Foundation
Charlottesville, VA
Patrick Martin
Samantha Clark
This is no longer a training option, as per NIH oversight (exception for S. Clark, as per NSF funding regulations).

Vaxine
Bedford Park, South Australia
Stacey Gorski
Kelly Drews

Externships