Healthcare & Life Sciences


The Life Sciences Forum (LSF) is designed to showcase groundbreaking research in the life sciences and healthcare. The LSF was founded in 2007 with the mission of creating a forum to discuss the latest innovations in biotechnology, synthetic biology, medical devices, diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals.

The forum is directed towards exploring the new scientific and business developments in the life science and healthcare space and offers opportunities for MIT alumni/ae interested in the Life Sciences to meet, network, learn and exchange thoughts and ideas. The LSF is intended for all: entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers, angel investors, venture capitalists, industry executives, and anyone with a passion for learning about biotechnology and the life sciences.


For 2014-2015, LSF will showcase technologies and innovations that will change
the fields of:

Personalized medicine



Digital health


Tissue engineering

Synthetic biology

Health care economics and policy

For questions regarding event content, suggestions for future topics, or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Nelson Lin at and join our MIT Club of Northern California Life Sciences Network on LinkedIn.

Steering Committee

  • Nelson Lin, PhD
  • Kelley Liu, PhD
  • William Murray
  • Elizabeth Ng
  • Geetha Rao, PhD
  • Sooji Lee Rugh, MD

Past Events

Panel Discussions