Career Development

Career Development Resources

The Office of Career and Professional Development provides many resources for career guidance to students and postdocs. The office provides counseling, career opportunities, connection to employers, articles and blogs, events, and much more.


Alumni of the Graduate Group in Biophysics have gone on to leadership positions in academia, industry, and government. A number of our alumni have also founded companies, in some cases related to their PhD research. A few of these companies are listed here. UCSF supports entrepreneurship through the Center for BioEntrepreneurship.

Company Founders
Amyris Kinkead Reiling
Augment Partners Limited Jack Peterson
Benchfly Alan Marnett
Bloom Science, Inc. Chris Reyes
Bonneville Labs Kinkead Reiling
Caerus Molecular Diagnostics Javier Farinas
Catalyst Biosciences Sandra Ruggles and Jack Nguyen
CoALA Biosciences Adrian Keating-Clay
DeLano Scientific Warren DeLano
Eclipse Therapeutics Christopher Reyes
Forecast Foundation OU Jack Peterson
PharmStatus Forrest Blocker
Refactored Materials Ethan Mirsky
Zymergen Zach Serber