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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
Catalyst Biosciences Sandra Ruggles and Jack Nguyen
Refactored Materials Ethan Mirsky
Eclipse Therapeutics Christopher Reyes
Amyris Kinkead Reiling
PharmStatus Forrest Blocker
DeLano Scientific Warren DeLano
Caerus Molecular Diagnostics Javier Farinas
Benchfly Alan Marnett


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