Life Sciences South Florida (LSSF)

Life Sciences South Florida draws on inspiration from successful clusters such as Silicon Valley in California and the Research Triangle in North Carolina to fuel the momentum of Florida’s fast-growing life sciences industry. It creates a link between world-class colleges and universities, renowned institutes, and industry partners to drive research and accelerate commercialization.


2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Florida International University- Biscayne Bay Campus

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024

The 11th annual Life Sciences South Florida (LSSF) Undergraduate Research Symposium will showcase the scientific work of South Florida’s undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) students through in-person presentations. Participants gain valuable experience, presentation skills, and recognition by their peers, local colleges and universities, faculty, life science industries, and the South Florida community. 

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  • History

    On August 17, 2010, LSSF was launched under its original name "Life Sciences Corridor" by FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and The Beacon Council's then-president, Frank Nero, who convened a meeting with Presidents of four public and private universities, four state colleges and three economic development agencies. Later on in its development, the LSSF membership was expanded to include presidents of three other public and private universities, one research park and three research institutes.

  • Mission

    Universities, state colleges, research institutes, and research parks will utilize our collective assets and facilitate collaborations with economic development councils and regional, state, national, and international industries, governments, and communities to promote innovation, investment, entrepreneurship and economic growth in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and information technology to generate high-technology and high-paying employment.

  • Members

    LSSF is comprised of members in the following sectors: Education, Economic Development, and Research Institutes. Please visit the LSSF Website to learn more.

  • Want To Learn More?

    Head on over to the LSSF Website for even more information.