USF introduced the intern program at JLABS @ SSF in 2015. The internship event has resulted in students being placed at Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (‘JLABS’) companies including Tegmine, Alector, Senti Biosciences, ViewPoint Therapeutics, Distributed Bio, Encoded Genomics, Nkarta, CERo Therapeutics, Ab Initio and MiNDERA. Some former interns have been converted to full-time employees. Due to this success the program continues.
If you are interested in meeting with the latest group of prospective interns, please register for this event. You can view student resumes below:
USF requires students in their Professional Science Master’s program in Biotechnology to complete an internship. The internship is designed to introduce students to research and business operations of a biotechnology-related company or organization, providing students with on-site experience, and creating a partnership between the student and the sponsor site.
The session should help both, companies assess students and students gain knowledge about the companies and life science work. We will also address questions around start/end date, number of working hours and more.
The presentation will cover the fundamentals of mass spectrometry including the concept of nominal vs accurate mass measurements. Various types of mass spectrometers and their strengths and weakness will be discussed. The advantages of high-resolution, mass accuracy and isotopic fidelity in the identification of compounds will also be illustrated.
The speaker will be Jose Meza, Mass Spec Product Specialist in the Bay Area.
Jose grew-up and attended school in the Los Angeles Area – a proud graduate of the Compton Unified School District (Centennial Senior High School). After graduating from high school, he attended Long Beach State University where I got my BS degree in Biochemistry. Three months after graduating from college he started a PhD program at UC Berkeley in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Under the direction of Mary-Claire King he completed his PhD thesis in 1999 – his work was focused on the biophysical characterization of the BRCA1 protein. He continued to enhance his analytical and Mass Spec skills following graduate school with a 2-year post-doc in Al Burlingame’s lab at UCSF. In 2002 he joined Agilent as an application chemist and spent ~10 years engaging with our customers in an effort to help further develop their research. Currently he is a mass spec specialist where his primary responsibility is to help guide our customers with their research/application goals.