“My introduction to HepatoChem was the result of a serendipitous meeting I had with one of the company’s business contractors. The small bioinorganic chemistry startup was looking for an intern to help with the work brought on by their rapidly growing client base and I was looking for a post-graduation job that would be challenging and impactful. The funding supplied by the MLSC Internship Challenge was what allowed me and HepatoChem to take a chance on each other, beginning a relationship that has developed into long-term employment.
I feel lucky to be back in Massachusetts where there is such a wealth of resources available to small life sciences companies such as HepatoChem. The work that we do aids pharmaceutical companies in the production of innovative and life-saving drugs, but were it not for the support of organizations such as the MLSC, we would be unable to perform our services or conduct our research. This research, in turn, has given me the valuable opportunity to improve my skills and gain insight into the fascinating and ever-pertinent world of pharmaceuticals development. Such a symbiotic connection between young scientists and young businesses could only exist with the help of the MLSC Internship Challenge.”
– Elizabeth Lebling, University of Chicago, AB ‘12