Photos and Testimonials from Internship Challenge Participants

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    “The MLSC has given me the opportunity to intern with SeqLL, a biotechnology company that focuses its research on single molecule sequencing, specifically looking to detect changes in RNA and DNA. As a chemistry major at Holy Cross, this internship has provided me with an amazing chance to use my science background to explore the industry and fully experience all the facets of a biotech company. I am exposed to and take part in the SeqLL team’s research that allows the company to grow, and I am also able to see first-hand how a business works to overcome challenges. Even as an intern, I am fully immersed in many different aspects of  the business and the industry as a whole, and I am extremely grateful to MLSC for facilitating this incredible learning experience.”

    -Maureen Connolly, Intern


    “My internship at SeqLL has granted me the opportunity to establish proper lab technique as well as savvy business skills. Interning at SeqLL has opened my eyes to the wide array of careers available in the biotech field. Working alongside biologists and engineers in the lab enabled me to enhance my analytical and critical thinking skills. When I was not in the lab, I was able to work with marketing and management. They graciously brought me along to trade shows and scientific conventions which was instrumental in strengthening my business skills. I am thankful for the Internship Challenge as well as SeqLL for awarding me this experience.”

    -Maeve McQuade, Intern

  • IOMICS Corporation

    “At IOMICS, we greatly appreciate the programs sponsored by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. The Internship Challenge in particular is an invaluable resource that allows early stage initiatives like ours to hire and train talented students. During their internships, students have gained experience in multiple advanced topics ranging from scientific software engineering to cheminformatics to in silico toxicology. Equally important, because interns work directly with our senior team, they are exposed to some of the most important and challenging problems within the industry today. We look forward to continuing our relationship with MLSC and the essential contribution they provide to the emerging field of artificial intelligence applied to the life sciences.”

    – J. Gormley, CTO, IOMICS Corporation

  • Akrivis Technologies

    “MLSC is a great platform for budding researchers looking for opportunities to excel the Life Sciences industry. After graduating from Northeastern University, I joined Akrivis Technologies in May 2013 as a Lab Tech Intern via the MLSC Internship Program. In December 2013, I was offered a full-time position as Research Associate I at Akrivis, where I remain to this day, now a Research Associate II.”

    – Shailendra SANE, M.Sc.

  • MX Orthopedics

    MX Orthopedics (MXO) has participated in the MLSC Internship Challenge with four different interns and have found the program to be a very valuable source of engineering talent for our company. While each intern has brought to MXO a different personal background and skill set, all have shared a strong work ethic, desire to learn, and willingness to get the job done. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the MLSC Internship Challenge as MXO continues to develop and commercialize our superelastic Nitinol orthopedic implants which are engineered to maintain and sustain greater compression levels across bone fractures to facilitate and improve healing.”

    – Robert J. Devaney, Executive Vice President of MX Orthopedics

    “Throughout my internship with MX Orthopedics, I have been given the opportunity to put into practice the skills acquired from my university studies in engineering. As a Design and Test Engineer at a start-up creating novel, orthopedic fracture fixation implants, I have been able to gain exposure to the multitude of factors necessary to see through the development of a medical device from concept thru to FDA-approval. This incredible opportunity that both the MLSC Internship Challenge and MX Orthopedics have afforded me will help to establish an excellent foundation for my continued career path in the field of medical devices.”

    – Alex DelMonaco

  • Ras Labs, LLC

    “The Internship Challenge gave me a wonderful experience working for a small business in a niche area of research. My internship with Ras Labs gave me a great hands-on experience to develop valuable skills for my future career. I was given the opportunity to collaborate with the scientists at Ras Labs, while also working independently to make a difference in their product development. I couldn’t have asked for a better internship experience, and I am thankful have been hired by Ras Labs at the conclusion of the program.”

    – Simone Rodriguez

    “As a participant in the MLSC Internship Challenge, Ras Labs was able to secure key product development support prior to our ability to hire additional members to the team. Ras Labs had the opportunity to work with a highly skilled and dedicated scientist over the course of the summer, and was given the time to make it possible to hire her at the conclusion of the internship. The Internship Challenge gives young scientists and startups the opportunity to evaluate working relationships that may not otherwise be possible. I would highly recommend this program.”

    – Eric Sandberg, CEO of Ras Labs

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