Intern Program Alumni

See some of our past interns...

Berling Chen

Berling has focused on projects related to competitive landscape analysis and growth identification. He plans to leverage his educational background in both biology and IT to help gain business insights and create interactive dashboards pertinent to the biopharma industry. Before coming to the U.S. for college, he has split his time in both Taiwan and Canada and, therefore, is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Berling is a master student studying Bioinformatics at Johns Hopkins University and holds a BS in Chemical Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Prior to joining First Principles, Berling had an in-house consulting internship at a biofuels start-up. He has also worked in various chemical and medical laboratories in US and Canada at undergraduate. During free time, he enjoys cooking, travelling and photography. Feel free to reach out to Berling via LinkedIn to chat anywhere from PD-L1 to DSLRs.

Nathan Ackermann

Nathan is a graduating Master of Translational Medicine student from UC Berkeley and UCSF. Prior to attending graduate school, he graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Computer Engineering. Along with his studies, Nathan has a combined 3 years of experience working in academic research labs as well as a year of experience with the biotech industry. In the biotech space, Nathan has worked as a supply chain intern for Bioverativ, worked with UCSF Innovation Ventures to help guide an early-stage startup, as well as work with Silicon Kidney on their bioartificial pancreas. Through these experiences he has developed a great interest in not only the biotech industry but more specifically in therapies that utilize the immune system, taking graduate courses in cellular and molecular immunology. Nathan is excited that he is immersed in a hub of biotechnology living in the Bay Area as well as the many great surf spots it has to offer.

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