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Life Sciences Pioneers Dinners

The life sciences community is a special one: full of passionate people with careers on the cutting edge of science, who have improved the quality of life for people everywhere through their life’s work. The Science History Institute is proud to host gatherings of this community through our Life Sciences Pioneers Dinners.

The first Life Sciences Pioneers Dinner was held in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2013, and included networking time and a brief discussion of a topic of interest led by a panel of biotech leaders past and present. The event became such a highlight for the biotech community that it is now held annually, and has been joined by dinners in Boston and San Diego as well.

For more information about these invitation-only events, please contact Sarah Reisert at sreisert@sciencehistory.org.

 

  

 
San Francisco Bay Area

The Life Sciences Pioneers Dinner has been held annually in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2013.
San Francisco Bay Area

Held at Kohl Mansion, the dinner included time for networking and a panel discussion.
San Francisco Bay Area

It was cohosted by Pitch Johnson, Tom Kiley, Alan Mendelson, Fred Middleton, Ed Penhoet, and Sara Radcliffe.
San Francisco Bay Area

Members of the California life sciences community discussed the Institute’s new Bay Area Biotech Community History project.
 
San Francisco Bay Area


The Life Sciences Pioneers Dinner has been held annually in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2013.
 
Cambridge, MA

In 2018 the Science History Institute added a Life Sciences Pioneers Dinner in Cambridge, MA.
Cambridge, MA

Held at Catalyst Restaurant, the evening included networking and a panel discussion.
Cambridge, MA

The dinner was cohosted by Daniel Adams, Robert Carpenter, Robert Coughlin, Christopher Garabedian, John Maragonore, Michael Pellini, Josef von Rickenback, and Phillip Sharp.
Cambridge, MA

Monica C. Higgins led a discussion about the “Baxter Boys” and the late Henri Termeer in the creation of the Greater Boston biotech cluster.
 
Cambridge, MA


In 2018 the Science History Institute added a Life Sciences Pioneers Dinner in Cambridge, MA.
 
San Diego

In 2018 we also added a Life Sciences Pioneers Dinner in San Diego.
San Diego

Held at Torrey Pines, the evening included time for networking and a panel discussion.
San Diego

The California life sciences community celebrated the 40th anniversary of the founding of Hybritech, arguably the beginning of the biotech industry in San Diego.
San Diego

The event was cohosted by Sam Armstrong, Howard Birndorf, Malin Burnham, Dennis Carlo, Jay Flatley, David Hale, Faheem Hasnain, Rich Heyman, David Kabakoff, Kevin Kinsella, Hank Nordhoff, Joe Panetta, Bill Rastetter, and Ivor Royston.
 
San Diego


In 2018 we also added a Life Sciences Pioneers Dinner in San Diego.