Regional Career Development Conference

at the Chemistry-Biology Interface


The CBI Career Development Conference is new initiative to better prepare graduate students at the chemistry-biology interface for various career paths, including those in the corporate world. Our goal is to stimulate, educate, and inspire young researchers in a changing world, with changing employer expectations, and shifting U.S. and global demographics, about interesting and challenging career paths and opportunities at the chemistry and biology interface. 


The fourth annual CBI Career Development Conference was held August 2016 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. 

The third annual CBI Career Development Conference was held August 2015 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

The second annual CBI Career Development Conference was held June 2014 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


The inaugural conference took place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign June 2013 and included 90 top-ranking graduate students from 10 institutions throughout the Midwest (Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Kansas, Northwestern, Chicago, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Minnesota) and over 30 expert mentors from academia, industry, government, and non-traditional fields. Over this 2.5-day innovative, highly interactive, and invitation-only event, students gained a better knowledge of the various career paths available to them.

The production of this website was supported by Grant No. T32 GM070421 from the Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program at UIUC and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH Research Training and Career Development.