BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s Center
of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Science (CBLS) will host a
discussion about the cost-effective way for your company to get the
help it needs while providing real-world job experience to UB
The event will take place on May 15 from 4-5 p.m. in the Bruce
A. Holm Commons area, located on the second floor of the New York
State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701
QuaDPharma Director of Quality Assurance Ryan Downey will share
how engaging with UB students has helped its operations. QuaDPharma
Inc. serves the pharmaceutical community by overseeing the
manufacturing process from a small, pre-commercial scale through
the commercial development stage.
A networking social will follow the lecture, where
representatives from UB’s Career Services, School of
Management and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will be
available to answer questions about current internship
opportunities for students, and for companies wishing to utilize
student interns in their workforce.
Representatives from various sectors of UB’s faculty and
career services will also be present to offer their insight into
the life sciences workforce, including Kathleen Boje, associate
professor of pharmaceutical studies, Robert Orrange, associate
director of career services, and Sandra Small, PhD, business
development associate, workforce initiative, at the CBLS.
“The offices and faculty at UB are instrumental in pairing
students with life science companies,” said Small. “The
programs’ success is based on providing students the
competitive edge gained through real-world experience in a life
“It’s been a win-win situation,” said Downey.
“Our intern has had the opportunity to experience the ins and
outs of our company firsthand. She has made such a lasting
impression with her work at QuaDPharma Inc. that we plan to extend
the internship throughout the summer, beyond the limits of a single
The discussion is part of the Life Sciences Commercialization
Lecture Series, hosted by CBLS. The CBLS mission is to foster
economic development by connecting university resources with life
sciences and high-tech industry through funding, research and
development support, programing and education. The goal is to
help companies find business solutions, accelerate new ideas and
To register for this free event, visit
careerexperience.eventbrite.com. Learn more at www.bioinformatics.buffalo.edu.