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 The MCBGSAA organizes several events each year to facilitate meetings between students and alumni of all years. Our major gatherings include a social/happy hour and an alumni seminar each fall and spring. We also recently held a picnic in Tilden Park.

We also facilitate a number of smaller gatherings, including roundtables and coffee chats. If you are an alum interested in speaking with current students about your post-MCB career, we'd love to hear from you. Please visit the photos tab to see photos, and please feel free to contact us with feedback or suggestions for future events!


  • Monday, January 8th, 2018: MCB Alumni Reception at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference (5:30-7:30pm at Redford in SF) – RSVP here


  • Coffee and careers meetups between alumni and current students


  • November 14th, 2017: Alumni Seminar featuring Hong Wan, Vice President of Early Development and Translational Medicine at Alexo Therapeutics (graduated 2000, Goodman lab) 
  • September 29th, 2017: Fall Social at Palomino
  • April 26th, 2017: Seminar & Roundtable with Ryan Cirz from Achaogen
  • April 7th, 2017: Spring Happy Hour at Bar Basic
  • Feb 6th, 2017: Networking Workshop and Training Seminar with Giana Ciappon from BOLD (co-hosted with MCB 295)
  • Dec 1st, 2016: Graduate student intership panel with current and former students
  • Nov 17th, 2016: Alumni Seminar featuring Victor Holmes, Scientist at Amyris (graduated 2000, Cozzarelli lab) [PDF here]
  • Nov 9th, 2016: Roundtable with Crystal Marconett, Assistant Professor at USC (graduated 2009, Firestone lab)
  • Sept 30th, 2016: Fall Happy Hour at Jamber
  • Aug 7th, 2016: Summer Picnic at Tilden Park
  • Apr 22nd, 2016: Alumni Seminar featuring Raymond Deshaies, Professor at Caltech (graduated 1988, Schekman lab)
  • Mar 11th, 2016: Spring Social at UC Berkeley (LKS)
  • Mar 7th, 2016: Practical Networking Workshop (co-hosted with MCB 295)
  • Oct 9th, 2015: Fall Social at UC Berkeley (LKS)