Augusta University Grad Students at GA Bio Summit

Georgia Bio's mission is to advance the growth of Georgia’s life sciences industry and foster strategic partnerships that can create a healthier world. 

Augusta University is a university member of GaBio. Joining GaBio as a student is free. To sign-up, email

As a member you will have an opportunity to meet peers who will become colleagues and friends, networking with established leaders of Georgia’s life science industry or listening to subject matter experts.

Our Augusta University Chapter hosts events & opportunities such as: 

  • Small Group Dinner Series with Industry Professionals and AU Alumni
  • Industry Tours (Pharmaceutical and Biomanufacturing Companies) 
  • Professional Development Opportunities (resume writing techniques, mock interviews, panel discussions, workshops, etc.) 
  • Career Fairs (With opportunities in Health IT, Management, Business, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Technology) 
  • Bench to Business Commercialization Series (GaBio Bash) 
  • Volunteer Opportunities (GaBio related events)  

View a listing of upcoming GABio events

Join GaBio and Our Augusta University Chapter today!

students enjoying activites at GAbio

photo of Kasey Belanger-Mayer

Kasey Belanger-Mayer

  • Augusta University GA Bio Chapter Liaison

Previous GA Bio Liaisons

  • Sai Karthik Kodeboyina (2020-2021)
  • Candace Poole (2018 -2019)
  • Sarah Sharman (2017-2018) 

A Message From Our Chapter Liaison

I am honored to serve as the Georgia Bio (GaBio) academic liaison for Augusta University and an active member of the The Emerging Leaders Network (ELN). The mission of both GaBio and the ELN is to promote networking between emerging and established professionals within the Georgia Life Sciences Community. GaBio and ELN also provide opportunities to develop contact within industry, enhance mentoring, and promote career enhancement. Its mission is to serve all life sciences professionals – current and future – who seek to develop professional networks and contacts in Georgia.  

The COVID pandemic brought a multitude of challenges, however, GaBio and the ELN have conquered them all in order to stay dedicated and committed to the young professionals we serve. We have continued to advocate through life science days at the capitol and patient advocacy summits. We continued connecting and educating through board council virtual gatherings, innovation summits, as well as the annual golden helix awards. Lastly, we continued to inspire through the bench and beyond series, scientific poster sessions, and an amazing new ELN mentorship program. The amount of opportunities and resources offered through both GaBio and ELN go beyond what I ever imagined and has immensely influenced and pushed my education and career forward.  

I strongly encourage any student to take advantage of every opportunity offered through both GaBio and ELN. Connect, engage, and emerge into the leaders of the future. 

-- Kasey Belanger - Mayer