BESTie Yudi Pardo's efforts came to fruition with a site visit to the Bristol-Meyers Squibb facilities in Syracuse on September 25. The visit included a tour of the upstream (cell culture), downstream (purification) and analytical labs.
"The site visit gave me a unique insight into the day-to-day work of researchers in the area of pharmaceutical manufacturing. I was able to speak to several researchers in person, tour their labs, and finally network with some of the BMS employees at lunch. The site visit provided me with additional insight into what a research career in industry might look like as well as valuable connections with industry researchers ranging from the level of analyst to director." -Yudi Pardo
As a result of this visit, Yudi will be initiating conversations to enable other trainees to visit the facility in the future. Stay tuned!