An initiative by the Academic Alliance in Memphis, which has continued to bridge the gap between Academic Institutions and the Biotech Industry in the state of Tennessee.  The inaugural Biotech Job Fair, will create a platform where jobseekers with life science degrees residing currently in the state of Tennessee continue to contribute to the overall growth of the state. It is our hope that the Job Fair becomes a recurring event.

The purpose of the Job Fair is not only to help those looking for career opportunities, but also to become a platform wherein the Industry and the Academic Institutions offering biotech jobs in the state of Tennessee are able to find suitable candidates.

To register, please visit our Eventbrite page. Please reach out to us at for additional details.


When: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.: Networking and interactions

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Opening remarks and details about breakout sessions

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Introductions of participating organizations

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: One-on-one meetings (individual breakrooms for interaction between a candidate and an organization)


Abby Trotter, Executive Director, BioTN

James Bell, President and Founder, Medical Device Guru, LLC

Chad Riggs, Marketing Associate Technology Licensing, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Isaac Rodriguez, Co-Founder & CSO, SweetBio, Inc.

Clifford Froelich, Director QCA, Cognate Bioservices, Inc.

Richard Magid, Vice President, University of Tennessee Research Foundation


President: Giri Kumar Chandaka

Deputy President: Erika Dillard

Visual Communications Director: Laura Hamel

Events and Outreach Director: Geetika Singh

Deputy Events and Outreach Director: Deepa Ganesh

Sponsorship Director: Bindumadhav Marathe

Career Development Director: Kavya Annu

UTHSC Liaison: Rui Wang

St. Jude Liaison: Faten Okda

CBU Liaison: Kiara Macklin, Kristine Truong and Rishi Choden

Rhodes Liaison: Jocelyn Ladomborde

Organizers from Nashville: Connie Litts and Danielle Pyle


The video recording of the Resume Workshop video can be accessed here.