Precision Medicine Vision

Precision medicine is medical diagnosis, prevention and treatment based on an individual’s variation in genes, environment, and lifestyle. Knowledge of an individual’s personal genome allows us to make informed decisions about the best medical care available, for that person. From fundamental discoveries to the clinic, Columbia... Read more

Best Practices Starting a Biotech: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders

March 15, 2017 to May 3, 2017

The series will expose young faculty and graduate students from the life sciences and related disciplines to the entrepreneurial world. It is designed to inform and inspire the participants to consider careers in biotechnology. It is also appropriate for individuals with careers in the life sciences who would like to learn more about how to launch a start up. Each seminar is centered around a business school-like case study.

For more information, contact Melanie Brazil at

Please RSVP for individual sessions using the following links:

March 21st: Regeneron: The path from basic research to commercial product


April 4th: From basic biology to the clinic


April 17th: The challenges of founding a pre-clinical stage company


May 3rd: Developing a business plan and securing investors



Ophthalmology is a promising specialty for implementing Precision Medicine because of the eye’s amenability to intervention and the significant human and economic burdens it incurs.