About Us


CSUPERB’s mission is to develop a professional biotechnology workforce by mobilizing and supporting collaborative CSU student and faculty research, innovating educational practices, and responding to and anticipating the needs of the life science industry.


  • Expand and provide access to biotechnology research opportunities in the CSU;
  • Innovate educational practices to close the gap between CSU-based learning and life science industry practice;
  • Provide professional development opportunities for CSU students and faculty to promote partnerships, entrepreneurship and technology transfer activities;
  • Communicate the critical role the CSU plays in the biotechnology segment of California's economy.
What We Believe

CSUPERB recognizes that modern biotechnology preparation requires the integration of coursework, hands-on practice and team-based research projects.

CSUPERB believes that the best way to engage, recruit and retain students in life science careers is to provide access to and opportunities in real-world biotechnology research settings. We know that these experiences are particularly effective at engaging and retaining students who are the first in their families to attend college or are from communities underrepresented in the life sciences. By working with CSU faculty in the classroom and on research problems, students build a solid foundation for successful life science careers.

CSUPERB knows that the CSU plays a critical role in California’s biotechnology industry success by providing not only a professional, entrepreneurial workforce but also the innovative ideas that drive the growth and evolution of the industry.

CSUPERB can best serve the evolving life sciences industry and California's regional economies by partnering with external advisors and organizations.