Caltech Bioscience Futures Day

We are excited to announce the inaugural Caltech Bioscience Futures Day. As part of our new Caltech Bioscience Industrial Partners Program (CBIPP), this event will feature keynote speaker, followed by a poster session. Caltech Bioscience Futures Day is a perfect time for your team to develop strong research, industry, and personal connections with the CBIPP community.

Please join us for an incredible opportunity to hear about the latest and most exciting work being carried out in biodata, biopharma, biotech, life sciences, medical devices and synthetic biology across Caltech. We expect this highly visible event to be attended by undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, alums, and Caltech professors, as well as the Caltech community.


My journey to democratizing healthcare
Vicky Demas, CEO of Tesseract
Thurs May 12th, Noon-1pm, Chen Auditorium

Caltech Bioscience Futures Poster Session
Caltech Students and Postdocs
Thurs May 12th, 1-3pm, Chen Breezeway and Moore Walk

Speaker Information


Vicky Demas is currently the CEO of Tesseract, founded in 2018 with a mission to democratize healthcare and improve lives using the wealth of health information in the human eye. Before that, Dr. Demas led the development of new products at the cancer screening company GRAIL, where she also managed the scientific and technology portfolio and led a cross functional competitive intelligence program. She supported the development of the core platform technology which formed the basis of the company's first multi cancer early detection test (Galleri), and she led GRAIL's post-diagnostic efforts. Prior to joining GRAIL, she was a founding member of the Google Life Sciences (GLS) team within Google [x], which was later spun out to form Verily. At Verily, she led several teams and projects, including in diagnostics, medical devices, and translational laboratory science, and helped build its multidisciplinary science and engineering programs. Before Verily, Dr. Demas held multiple positions of responsibility at T2 Biosystems. She currently holds over 20 patents and has authored and co-authored numerous publications across multiple disciplines. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab/Livermore Lab.

Company, Alumni, and Friends of Caltech Registration
There is no cost to register, but donations to the Caltech Bioscience Industrial Partners Program are appreciated.
Register here.

Caltech Student and Postdoc Poster Registration
This is a great opportunity to make connections while gaining experience presenting.
Register here.

COVID Guidelines

The Institute's current COVID guidelines dictate that all Caltech community members must be vaccinated (including a booster shot) unless a medical exemption has been granted.

Non-Caltech attendees: Please be prepared to show the following to our staff upon arrival at the event:

  • Proof of vaccination (including a booster shot), or
  • Negative results from a PCR or proctored antigen COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event.

We currently expect to ask attendees to wear high-quality KN95 or N95 masks unless they are actively presenting, eating, or drinking. We don't expect to allow eating or drinking while indoors. These guidelines are subject to change based.