The Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology Program concentrates on biological processes, technologies and skill sets used in the research and development of pharmaceutical products, vaccines and devices for the medical industry, preparing students for a wide variety of research areas and career opportunities.

Pooja Narendra

“The MBT Program at UIC is a rich learning culture which strives to bring the best out of every student. There is freedom to pursue our line of interests carving into our future paths. My experience being a part of the MBT family has molded me towards becoming a skilled biotech professional. I am very grateful to the staff and faculty for their continued support and guidance in shaping my career. I am proud to be an alumnus of the MBT family!” — Pooja Narendra, Senior Research Associate, Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.

Research Areas:

Drug Discovery & Development · Vaccines · Helminth Therapy · Cancer Research-Prostate, Lung, Skin & Breast · Stem Cells · Medical Devices/Implants · Immunotherapy · Metabolic Diseases-Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, Obesity

Possible Career Paths:

  • Pharmaceutical/Scientific Industries, e.g., Abbvie, ThermoFisher Scientific, Takeda
  • Biotech Start-Ups, e.g., Intellia Therapeutics, Inc., Enanta Pharmaceuticals
  • Academic Institutions, e.g., University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Northwestern University
  • Hospitals, e.g., Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Research Centers, e.g., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center