Life Sciences South Florida (LSSF)

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Students throwing the "U" at the 2019 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.

Annual STEM Undergraduate Symposium

The Annual Life Sciences South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium showcases the scientific work of South Florida’s undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students through poster and oral presentations. Participants gain valuable experience, presentation skills, and recognition by their peers, local colleges and universities, as well as life science industries. Judging takes place during each presentation and prizes awarded for outstanding projects.

2020 Date: Saturday, April 11

For more information and to apply, please visit the LSSF Symposium Website.

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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.

Previous Events

Fall 2019

LSSF FBI Event Info

Protecting Intellectual Property from International Threats with the FBI

Friday, September 20, 2019 12:30PM-2:30PM

Life Sciences South Florida has partnered up with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Florida International University's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy to host an interactive discussion on Protecting Intellectual Property from International Threats. 


Women in Life Sciences Brunch

LSSF Women's Brunch

Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:00AM-1:00PM

This fall we host our first-ever Women in Life Sciences Brunch. Hear from prominent women with diverse journeys in the life sciences community. Through the Women in Life Sciences Brunch, we hope to provide a space to cultivate relationships; share experiences and journeys about the meaning of intersecting identities as women in the life sciences; and share insights about how degrees can manifest into exciting and meaningful career pathways.


To learn more similar opportunities, please visit the LSSF News & Events Website.