2022 Caltech Bioscience Industry Day

Join us on November 15th for the second annual Caltech Bioscience Industry Day. This popular campus event brings together innovative startups, companies, and nonprofits in bioscience for meaningful interactions with the Caltech Community. Highlights include a keynote talk followed by a demo fair where companies showcase novel technology and network with students, postdocs, faculty and other scientists. We expect to attract over 500 Caltech students, postdocs, and faculty interested in biodata, biopharma, biotech, life sciences, medical devices, and synthetic biology. A keynote will kick off the event at noon, followed by an industry fair from 1-3pm on the Chen Breezeway. Companies can register to host a booth. Lunch will be provided to attendees.


Dr. Alborz Mahdavi
Tues Nov 15th, Noon-1pm, Chen Auditorium

Caltech Bioscience Industry Fair
Tues Nov 15th, 1-3pm, Chen Breezeway and Moore Walk

Speaker Information

Headshot of Dr. Alborz Mahdavi.

Dr. Alborz Mahdavi founded Protomer Technologies in 2015 and served as president and CEO until Protomer was acquired by Eli Lilly in July 2021 for a transaction valued over time at over $1B. Protomer is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of Lilly where Dr. Mahdavi is a vice president. The Protomer team is working on molecular sensor technologies and glucose sensing insulins. Prior to Protomer, Dr. Mahdavi did his doctoral research in Prof. David Tirrell's group at Caltech where he currently holds a guest position in chemistry. During his PhD studies at Caltech he won a Rosen Scholarship, the JDRF international diabetes innovation prize, and the Caltech Demetriades best PhD thesis prize, also chairing the student committee that led the inaugural Caltech Bioengineering Lecture Series. Prior to joining Caltech, Dr. Mahdavi was a member of Robert Langer's group at MIT, where he developed polymeric tissue adhesive technologies along with Prof. Jeff Karp at Harvard Medical School, leading to the MIT spinout company Tissium Inc.

Caltech Students, Postdocs, and Alumni Registration
Please rsvp through Next Steps Caltech. To get an account, email career@caltech.edu

Caltech Bioscience Industry Partners Registration
Register here through Next Steps Caltech.

Directions for creating a Next Steps Caltech account

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. Masking and proof of vaccination/ testing guidelines for visitors will be posted closer to the event.