About the Job Fair
The Biotech Job Fair is an initiative by the Academic Alliance, which has continued to bridge the gap between academic institutions and the biotech industry in Tennessee.  The Biotech Job Fair was designed to create a platform where jobseekers with life science degrees residing currently in Tennessee continue to contribute to the overall growth of the state. Our most recent online Biotech Job Fair occurred in May 2021 and connected statewide jobseekers with premier Tennessee biotech companies.

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 Tennessee are able to find suitable candidates.

BioTN Academic Alliance Advisory Board

Abby Trotter, Executive Director, BioTN

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: Erika Dillard

Visual Communications Director: Laura Hamel

Events and Outreach Director: Deepa Ganesh

Sponsorship Director: Kavya Annu

Career Development Director: Kavya Annu

UTHSC Liaison: Rui Wang

St. Jude Liaison: Faten Okda

CBU Liaison: Kiara Macklin, Kristine Truong and Venu Choden

Rhodes Liaison: Jocelyn Ladomborde

Organizers from Nashville: Connie Litts and Danielle Pyle


The video recording of the 2020 Resume Workshop video can be accessed here.