Together Boston and Cambridge are home to one of the largest hubs for the biological sciences in the United States. Over 300 companies have facilities in the metro area. During weekly trips around Cambridge and Boston, Practicum students will have the opportunity to explore a large part of this exciting scientific community and visit biotech companies.
Past visits include:
Students working at Novartis CELL.
- Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL): As part of the NEIDL's commitment to transparency and community engagement, students received a tour of this state of the art facility. This led to an exchange of interesting questions and information about the NEIDL's activities and infectious disease research.
- Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research: Students had the opportunity to work in an authentic biomedical laboratory at the Novartis Community Exploration and Learning Laboratory (CELL). They also engaged in career conversations with several Novartis scientists and toured parts of the Cambridge facility.
- The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital: Students explored the advancement of the medical field throughout history and in the present, particularly in Boston.
- Lab Central: Students were able to tour the facility and observe the collaborative environment of Lab Central, whose mission is to create the next generation of powerhouse biotech companies by providing entrepreneurs and innovative life-science startups with the space and resources they need.