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Please view the discount options for courses before registering here.

  • Intro to Biotech Package Member: $1,550 

  • Intro to Biotech Package Non-Member: 1,800

  • Member Rate: $850

  • Non-Member Rate: $1,025


The Intro to Biotech course is divided into two parts: Intro to Business and Intro to Science. We provide a significant discount when individuals take the course as a package. While you can choose to attend one or the other, we highly recommend taking the course as a package to learn a more in-depth understanding of the biotech world.

Intro to Science explore considerations that drive company strategies. Students will be provided with foundational information about the biopharma industry and regulation via instruction, storytelling, and small group discussions. Industry ethics will be discussed, with emphasis on historical precedents. The course touches on topics such as market share, phases of development, patient population, safety profile, and more.

Date & Time

Intro to Science: 

  1. Monday, December 2nd, 2024, 09:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST 
  2. Wednesday, December 4th, 2024, 09:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST 
  3. Thursday, December 5th, 2024, 09:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST 

Click here for the Intro to Business schedule (only attend if you are also registered to take the Business class)


Sowmya Chary, MD, MMSc
Associate Medical Director, Global Medical Safety and R&D, Biogen
Intro to Science

Sowmya is a Medical Director in Global Medical Safety at Biogen, focusing in the Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders Therapeutic Area. A Massachusetts native, she completed her medical training at Sri Ramachandra University in India and received her Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation from Harvard Medical School. She completed her thesis work at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital on sex-specific differences in metabolomic profiles and responses to intervention in the critically ill. Sowmya is a Fellow at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics and serves on the Boston Board of Peer Health Exchange, an organization improving health equity and outcomes for young people in under-resourced communities. She is a passionate educator and mentor and has given numerous talks on navigating career paths and roles in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry. She brings her medical, research, and industry expertise to the classroom to create an engaging and collaborative learning environment.