Biotechnology: Transforming Life as We Know It

New discoveries in biotechnology are transforming life as we know it. The field intersects biology and technology, leading new product development and commercialization designed to enrich lives. From drug development to the production of biologics as well as plant and animal science to medical device development - biotechnology is everywhere. That’s why it is no surprise our Masters of Science in Biotechnology (MSBT) students have internships at federal agencies, start-up incubators, and other top research institutions. We’re excited for them as they charge toward their December 2019 graduation as the first-ever graduates from an online program at MSM and look forward to their future contributions to the field.

2019 Student Internship Placements

  • Yerkes Biomarkers Core Laboratory at Emory University

    I am hoping to gain a better understanding of the biological, chemical, and physical factors that influence the precision, accuracy, and reproducibility of test data from human/animal laboratory samples. I plan to achieve this by doing a review of existing literature, collecting information relevant to my topic, and by developing an experiment that seeks to examine the factors that influence the quality of test data from laboratory samples.”

    Student: Julian Onyekwere
    Internship Site: Yerkes Biomarkers Core Laboratory at Emory University
  • USDA

    Excited to be assisting in the process of detecting pesticides and pest in crops.”

    Student: Marvin Thompson
    Internship Site: United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Division
  • Georgia Institute of Technology's Advance Technology Development Center (ATDC)

    Excited to be gaining the entrepreneurial skill necessary to transition research into a commercialized product.”

    Student: Sherilyn Francis
    Internship Site: Georgia Institute of Technology's Advance Technology Development Center (ATDC)
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention

    I plan to gain instrumentation experience. I also hope to find an effective way to present and apply my results to the biotech industry.”

    Student: Letisha Mathis
    Internship Site: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Biotechnology addresses many global problems such as climate change, aging, food security, and infectious disease, just to name a few. As a result, job growth of the biotechnology workforce within medical and diagnostic laboratories is one of the fastest growing sectors globally (). 

Let’s Connect

Learn more about the  or join the MSM Office of Online Education and Extended Programs at the following upcoming events:

  • September 27th, 2019:
  • October 8, 2019:

Ready to apply?

Submit materials for admission consideration. Applications for the Spring 2020 cohort are due November 1, 2019.