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TCG Launches the Swanson Fellowship Program and Dr. Tobias Schmid joins as first Fellow

Widely considered to be the father of the biotechnology industry, Robert Swanson changed the world when he founded Genentech with Herbert Boyer in 1976. TCG’s new fellowship program pays homage to Robert Swanson’s legacy, empowering the next generation of young visionaries on their quest to better the world through science and medicine.

The Column Group announces the hiring of Dr. Tobias Schmid as the program’s first Fellow. Previously, Dr. Schmid was a co-founder of Nucleate Bio Bay Area with a focus on building a program that educates new startups across UC Berkeley, UCSF, and Stanford. Dr. Schmid also previously served as the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Biotech Connection Bay Area, where he created a mentorship program for community college students and obtained fellowships within the biotech ecosystem for students from underrepresented backgrounds.

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