Outstanding Consultant (Spring 2019)

We are extremely excited to recognize Chen Dong as our outstanding consultant of this quarter! Chen grew up in China, and received a B.S. in biology from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. He is currently a first year graduate student in the Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology program at WashU. His research looks at the mechanisms and applications of naive pluripotency in humans.

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Featured Alum (Spring 2019)

Our featured alum of Spring 2019 is Jiaxi Fang. Jiaxi is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Applied Particle Technology. Jiaxi was a member of BALSA from 2012-14, and he served as Director of Professional Development from 2013-14. Below we hear from Jiaxi about his experiences in BALSA and how they have influenced him as he moves forward with his career. Thank you Jiaxi for your time!

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Words from the President (Spring 2019)

As the 2019 BALSA executive board prepares for the upcoming year, we are reminded of the dedication and achievements accomplished by the outgoing officers. I want to thank all outgoing officers and their tireless efforts that ensure BALSA's ongoing success. With their efforts, we continued providing career development opportunities for our membership, notably our dedicated summer professional development series. We continued strengthening bonds with our charitable arm, The BALSA Foundation, to support the St. Louis entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are very thankful for their contributions and grateful to have had an opportunity to work with such talented leaders. 

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2019-2020 Board Elected

At the beginning of March we elected our new officer board for 2019-2020! We thank the members of the past board for all of their hard work and dedication to the BALSA Group and wish them luck in their future endeavors. The new board is excited to continue and build upon their successes.

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BALSA Forms Long-Term Partnerships in Record Breaking Number

The BALSA Group is wrapping up this year on a very successful note by initiating collaborative projects with global market research and forecasting firms, Kantar Health and Viscadia. During this quarter, we are also increasing our commitment to St. Louis' entrepreneurial community by forming long-term partnerships  with Skandalaris Center and Biogenerator
The projects resulted from these partnerships are tailored to align with BALSA's initiative of exposing our team to the workings of both local and global firms in life sciences and biotechnology.


Words from the President (Fall 2018)

As we approach the end of another successful year, I wanted to take a moment to thank our dedicated and immensely supportive community. This unique network of members, clients, and supporters that we’ve built from a wide variety of backgrounds provides us with endless opportunities to learn and improve. Whether you have consulted on or led a project, hired us for an engagement, or provided us with valuable guidance, we are grateful for your participation. 

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Announcing BALSA Scholar

BALSA is proud to announce that we have sponsored Luis Ruiz through MARC uSTAR (Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research) program, one of two NIH-funded programs at WUSTL (Washington University in St Louis) dedicated to preparing minority undergraduate students for PhD or MD/PhD training in STEM.

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