Workshop Description

The QCB Collaboratory presents the ‘Careers in Biotechnology for Bachelor’s and Master’s students ’ workshop. Moderated by our Director, Dr. Matteo Pellegrini, this workshop features former members of the QCB community who are now working professionally in private industry. During this workshop, we will cover topics such as pathways for undergraduates and masters’ degree students who may be interested in careers in computational biology in general. Participants who enroll to this workshop will be ask to contribute a question for our panelist.

The Collaboratory, a central component of the Institute for Quantitative & Computational Biosciences (QCB), brings together experimental and computational biologists for collaboration and skill development. By teaching workshops and providing expert consulting, Collaboratory fellows have enabled hundreds of experimentalists that include contemporary genomic technologies in their research, and make novel discoveries.

Technical Requirements

Please install, or have the most updated version of ZOOM to participate this workshop.


Dr. Matteo Pellegrini is a biophysicist who has served on the UCLA Life Sciences Division faculty since he joined the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology in 2005. Dr. Pellegrini earned his B.A. in Physics at Columbia University and his Ph.D. in Physics at Stanford. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA, where he worked on computational biology. Following his postdoctoral studies Dr. Pellegrini co-founded a start-up company and later worked for the pharmaceutical company Merck before returning to UCLA. His laboratory research centers on the development of novel computational approaches to reverse engineer biomolecular networks. Professor Pellegrini is also a member of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI). Email: + Website:


Workshop Details

Prerequisites: None
Length: 1 Day, 2 hour session
Level: Introductory
Location: ZOOM
Seats Available: N/A

Fall 2021 Dates

November 19, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM