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Scientist to CEO: A Harvard College Grad’s 5-Year Journey in Biotech.
Scientist to CEO: A Harvard College Grad’s 5-Year Journey in Biotech.

Tue, Dec 06


The Node (SEC 2.203)

Scientist to CEO: A Harvard College Grad’s 5-Year Journey in Biotech.

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Dec 06, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Node (SEC 2.203), 150 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA

About the event

Interested in working at an early-stage biotech startup? Exploring how your time at Harvard can lead to a path in entrepreneurship? Join us to hear from Taci Pereira '17 on her journey immigrating from Brazil to study Bioengineering at Harvard, joining an early-stage startup, and then her light-speed career from scientist to Chief Scientific Officer to selling the startup to VP/GM at a publicly listed company. But wait, there's more! Then, she spun out a new start-up and is now CEO with $15M in seed capital. And all of these career moves happened in a whirlwind five years post-Harvard. Ms. Pereira is returning to Harvard to share life and business lessons translating tech from lab to market.

About Taci Pereira '17

Taci Pereira is Chief Executive Officer of Systemic Bio, a 3D systems biotech company focused on the development of vascularized organ models made from hydrogels and human cells use to accelerate drug discovery and development. Ms. Pereira joined 3D Systems in May 2021 from Allevi, where she was Chief Scientific Officer, leading the development and commercialization of research tools for 3D bioprinting applications as well as through to its acquisition by 3D Systems. She holds a BS in Bioengineering from Harvard University, where she worked at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Ms. Pereira’s research at the Mooney Laboratory for Cell and Tissue Engineering (Wyss) focused on biomaterials for cancer immunotherapy, under the advisory of David Mooney, Ph.D.

Food, beer/wine/drinks served.


Society of Women Engineers

Harvard SEAS Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Harvard College Biotechnology Club

Harvard College Ventures

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