Alumni Careers

M.A. Biotechnology
Current Students

Columbia’s Biotechnology Alumni have careers in medicine, laboratory research, regulatory affairs, clinical research, intellectual property, business, and education. Here are just some examples of our alumni’s careers: 

Graduate Studies (Ph.D. program, medical school, law and business school):

  • Columbia University 
  • George Washington University 
  • Ohio State University 
  • Stanford University 
  • UC Berkeley 
  • University of Cambridge 
  • UMDNJ 
  • University of Michigan

Research Scientists

  • Columbia University 
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 
  • St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital 
  • Rockefeller University 
  • Weill Cornell Medical College

Grants Assistants, Senior Technology Licensing Officers, CAISIS Implementation Officers:

  • Columbia University 
  • Hunter College 

Research, Validation, and Field Applications Scientists:

  • Agave Biosystems 
  • Amgen 
  • ARMGO Pharma 
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb 
  • Cambridge Research & Instrumentation 
  • Dendreon Corporation 
  • Forest Laboratories 
  • Genentech 
  • Gilead Sciences 
  • HistoRx 
  • ImClone Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company 
  • LifeCell Corporation 
  • Majestic Research 
  • Merck & Co., Inc. 
  • NaniRx Therapeutics 
  • Novartis 
  • Purdue Pharma 
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 

Outcomes Research Associate Directors, Clinical Trial Managers, Project Coordinators, Investor Relations:

  • Celgene 
  • Novartis 
  • Pfizer 
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
  • The Medicines Company 

COO, CFO, Founders:

  • BioNano Systems 
  • Green Pacific Biologicals 
  • Phytotox, US

Asssociates, Attorneys, Counsels:

  • Amicus Therapeutics 
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb 
  • DLA Piper 
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto 
  • Johnson and Johnson 

Analysts, Consultants, Deputy Managers, Senior Managers, Managing Directors, VP, SVP Client Delivery Operations, Director of Investment, Senior Directors: 

  • Aspiron Consulting 
  • Bain & Company 
  • Campbell Alliance 
  • Datamonitor 
  • DURECT Corporation 
  • Global Medical Writing & Publishing 
  • Mercer 
  • Millennium Research Group 
  • Neopharm Life Science Ventures 
  • Osage Partners 
  • Paramount BioSciences 
  • Physicians Interactive 
  • Rho Ventures 
  • Singapore Economic Development Board 
  • Soros Fund Management 
  • Tavistock Life Sciences 
  • Web MD 

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Department of Biological Sciences
600 Fairchild Center
Mail Code 2402
Columbia University
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New York, NY 10027
biology@columbia.edu
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