A Summer of Biopharmaceutical Research at Regeneron

Kyne Wang, COL & WH ’25, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This summer I joined Regeneron for ten weeks in their Bispecifics group as a summer research intern. Working with scientists in early immune-oncology research was an eye-opening experience, introducing me to the intricacy of developing therapeutics from bench to bedside. Regeneron’s Tarrytown headquarters was a beautiful campus that consisted of ten buildings filled with laboratory, office, and intellectual conversations every day.

It was a great experience extending my prior summer’s research techniques to a new environment. My research was focused on proof-of-concept validation of ways to enhance immune cell trafficking of in-house therapeutics for a variety of cancer models from a Melanoma to a Colorectal Carcinoma model. It was thrilling to get hands-on with the research activity in an industry setting, furthering my understanding of the pipeline from academic research to FDA approval. It was even more rewarding when I was directly involved with a Regeneron research licensing partnership, I learned about during my sophomore year.

Regeneron has a uniquely established internship program that allowed all interns across a variety of departments to meet. Regeneron also prides itself on a collaborative organizational structure, allowing interns to meet senior executives throughout the summer (Photobombed a selfie with Co-Founder George Yancopoulos) This was a truly rewarding experience not just from a professional development perspective but also a personal development lens. I am so grateful for my managers and all the friends I made throughout this summer, making it fly by.

This is part of a series of posts by recipients of the 2023 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they spent their summer. You can read the entire series here

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