Date: April 13, 2024 @ 12:00 am – May 13, 2024
Location: Hanhai Biolabs---1633 Old Bayshore Hwy STE 280, Burlingame, CA 94010

Since its inception in 2010, the Career Advisory Network (CAN) Program has evolved into a cornerstone event of the annual calendar for the Chinese American Biopharmaceutical Society (CABS). Orchestrated by the Business and Career Development (BCD) committee, CAN stands as a pivotal mentoring initiative that facilitates personalized, one-on-one mentor-mentee pairings. The program is designed to provide tailored guidance to participants, assisting them in navigating the intricacies of their professional journeys. This includes support in areas such as business development, entrepreneurship, and the pursuit of scientific careers within both academia and the private sector. On April 13, 2024, the CABS CAN program proudly launched its latest iteration with a kick off meeting at the Hanhai Silicon Valley Center, marking the beginning of another year of transformative mentorship and growth.

Jessica Sun,  the 2024 CABS president, gave a brief introduction of CABS and kicked off the meeting .

Followed by a very insightful introduction from the event Sponsor - Dr. Sheng Wang from Zelixir. Zelixir is a company focused on AI-driven synthetic biology and intelligent manufacturing. By utilizing exceptional AI-driven bioengineering technology, it combines AI with synthetic biology to lead the future of extraordinary biotechnology. 

Mr. Tao Huang, President and CEO of NeuCyte, served as an esteemed mentor representative. He recounted his professional journey, imparting wisdom from his own career development. Additionally, Mr. Huang offered essential guidance to the mentees on the art of effective communication with their mentors and provided strategies for attaining success in their careers.

Additionally, Professor Ruben Luo, the Assistant Professor of Pathology at Stanford University as well as the Associated Director of Clinical Chemistry Laboratory at Stanford Health Care, a fellow mentor, imparted his wisdom by sharing his personal experiences and providing insightful guidance.


Following the sharing session, mentors and mentees actively engaged with one another, reinforcing the relationships and forging new bonds.

The kickoff meeting marked a stellar beginning for the thrilling CAN initiative, leaving participants infused with a sense of empowerment and a strong motivation to drive success. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Ava Song, Jonathan Wong, and Le Cai for their exceptional coordination efforts in launching this program.

We thank again for our exclusive sponsorship from Zelixir. More information about our sponsor can be found here:

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