Just as the weight of being a first-generation scientist began to mount, the biotechnology industry wrapped its arms around me.
The ingredients that the United Negro College Fund-Merck program provided were simple: confidence, modest resources, autonomy from hierarchy and bureaucracy, a network of like-minded scientists, and a clear picture of how science could help communities of color and save patients’ lives in the process.
- Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, BIO President & CEO
Talent is wasted unless it is fostered.
Research means little without development.
Who inspired you to become a scientist?
Who extended a helping hand that let you achieve your goals?
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Introducing the I am BIO Campaign
BIO has launched a new campaign to tell the story of biotechnology through the eyes of those making a societal impact through science and those whose lives were changed forever because of scientific breakthroughs. Help us put a face to biotech and introduce the hidden heroes in our labs by sharing your story.