Founding SBN


Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Zymeworks Inc

Dr. Tehrani, co-founder of Student Biotechnology Network, shares his vision of SBN and discusses how being part of SBN has helped him in his Career. Listen here:



The Student Biotechnology Network’s vision is to create a thriving biotechnology industry that attracts and retains the best and the brightest science students.


Our mission at the Student Biotechnology Network is to Inspire students to be the next innovative leaders in biotechnology through education about career opportunities and connection with today’s industry leaders.


  • Given the current status of biotechnology in BC the SBN is focused on the following goals:
  • Contribute to the growth and development of the local biotech community
  • Serve as a vehicle and platform for students to explore biotech
  • Bring together students from diverse disciplines and multiple academic institutions
  • Inspire students to launch career paths in biotech


At the Student Biotechnology Network, we embody these values on our mission to accomplish our vision:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Service
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