Associated Teachers/Faculty

Ms. Alyssa LaPorte and Ms. Debora O’Reilly

Career Program Description

Biotechnology the science of using living organisms, their products or their component parts for human benefit, and the use of technical applications that turn biological knowledge into products. Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that merges biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and engineering. It is also one of the fastest growing commercial industries, with Massachusetts being a major center for growth and innovation.

Career Paths

  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Associate Scientist
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Immunology
  • Research Scientist
  • Medicine
  • BioInformatics
  • Agricultural and Food Science
  • Veterinary and Forensic Sciences


  • OSHA 10 Hour Health
  • AHA CPR/First-Aid

Industry Partnerships

  • Amgen Biotech Experience
  • Cell Signaling Technology
  • Endicott College
  • The National FFA Organization
  • MassBioEd
  • SkillsUSA

Meeting Documents

Advisory Committee Members

Jacob Alden, Cell Signaling
Alana Arangio, Sanofi
Mark Bruso, Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation
Stephanie Deluca, Charles River Laboratories
John Delyani, Tmunity
Frankie Gwynne, Illumina
Brianne Hantzis, SkyHawk Therapeutics
Jeff Jacques, Advanced MicroAnalytical/EMSC
Kalomira Kalaitzis, VWR International Ward’s Science
Louise Kao
Jillian Mason, Cell Signaling Technology
Laura Rubin, North Shore Community College
Lucy Serverino
Diane Silva, Novartis Institute of BioMedical Research
Gene Wong, Endicott College

Alumni Spotlight 

Nathaniel Jorgenson, Class of 2018

Where are they now? Student at Rochester Institute of Technology

“The education I received in my Biotechnology program at Essex North Shore definitely provided me with a jumpstart to my college experience.”