"Having graduated from NYU-Polyís Undergraduate Biomolecular Sciences program, I recognized my passion for research, but also was curious about the business aspects of the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
With a well-balanced mix of courses in both fields, the BTE program brought to life how the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, and entrepreneurial sectors are integrated. The scientific classes were up to beat with current research developments and discoveries around the world. Immediately, I found myself in conversation with co-workers, fueling the discussion with information from my classes. The entrepreneurial courses offered a window into approaching venture capital opportunities, formulating financial reports, and managing the intricate, but paramount, intellectual property of a start-up.
Learning the business background was exceptionally useful when I interned for a start-up involved in developing drugs for the Alzheimerís. There I worked on both the scientific research and business development, participating in closing the company's phase two round of funding. I also did a project at the energy group of a Cleantech consulting firm. These internships were a great introduction to the professional environment and immensely helpful for building my resume.
The MS from Poly and industry experience provided a major stepping stone for my career. As a research scientist at NYU College of Dentistry I focus on developing noninvasive, oral-based, microfluidic diagnostic devices for detecting infectious disease - Methods, terms, technologies, and platforms that were extensively covered in the BTE courses. I am also continuing my education as a part-time MBA at NYU Stern School of Business. During the BTE program I met countless influential people, made lifelong friends, and laid the foundations for my professional future. When I began the MS at NYU Poly I suspected the program was a good fit, now I know it was the perfect fit."