The Biotechnology Program students learn the process of innovative thinking in three phases:

  • Phase I - the students learn business and scientific principles through didactic lectures in the classroom.
  • Phase II - the students learn how to apply these principles through hands on techniques that are centered around projects that work on problems that affect the world.
  • Phase III - the students learn how these principles can be used to develop innovative solutions to problems through innovative and critical thinking skills at different internship sites at UAB and beyond.

Science Internship

Science internship sites provide experience in the following areas:

  • High-Resolution Imaging
  • Dermatology
  • The Cancer Center
  • Chemistry
  • Dentistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Peptide Synthesis
  • Diabetes Research and Training
  • Behavioral Neurobiology
  • Neuropathology
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Nephrology Research and Training
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Patient Outcomes Analytics


Business Internship

Business internship sites:

We support the arrangement of internships to a variety of local and state biotechnology and life science companies in addition to our collaborations with the following:

  • The UAB Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • The UAB Commercialization Accelerator
  • The Innovation Depot
  • Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology
  • BioAlabama