The BLP training program is entirely different from existing training programs at Caltech. While other programs emphasize academic research training in various fields, the BLP is specifically designed as a new kind of career development program that exposes students to industrially-relevant research questions and experimental techniques early in their graduate careers, and also exposes them to the concerns that govern commercialization of biotechnology.
Trainees in the BLP participate in a number of special activities designed to enhance their graduate career. These include working lunches with guests to discuss a variety of career-related topics and learn new skills, site visits to biotechnology companies in the Southern California area to broaden their networks, and a 2-3 month internship to provide hands-on experience in the biotechnology industry.
The BLP is actively inviting and recruiting students with disabilities and under-represented minorities to apply to the program. To learn more about this unique training opportunity and meet with the Program Director, Dr. Frances Arnold, please request office hours by emailing, Executive Director, Julie Kelly.
This website serves as our program's virtual handbook. Please contact us if you have questions that are not addressed on one of these pages.
Use the tabs above to learn more about our NIH Biotechnology Leadership Pre-doctoral Training Program, including:
- Eligibility Requirements
- Program Requirements
- Course Requirements
- Applying to the Program
- Equal Opportunity
- Internship Information
- BLP Activity Calendar