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Sean Boykevisch (’06)

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Affiliation: Stony Brook OTLIR
Email: boykevisch@gmail.com

Summary: VP ’06-’07 & President ’08-’09. Licensing Associate at Stony Brook Office of Technology Transfer and Industry Relations. Interested in IP management and pharma/biotech business development.

Uya Chuluunbaatar (’10)

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Affiliation: NYU School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology
Email: uyanga_ch@hotmail.com
Summary: Interested in life science start-ups.

Mary Collins (’09)

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Affiliation: NYU School of Medicine
Summary: VP of Alumni Relations, ’09. My goal is to use my background in immunology and oncology to learn more about clinical trial design and regulatory affairs.

Bryan Czyzewski (’09)

Bryan Czyzewski

Affiliation: NYU School of Medicine
Email: bryan.czyzewski@nyumc.org
Summary: President, ’09-10. Interested in market analysis, business development and entrepreneurship in the business of bioscience. PhD student in the Structural Biology Program at NYU Medical Center and holds a Masters in Pharmacology.

Dee Dao (’10)

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Affiliation: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Email: dee.n.dao@gmail.com
Summary: President ’10-11. I have broad experience in biomedicine fields with translational research and patent process. Interested in competitive intelligence, business development and entrepreneurship.

Veronica Dudu (’10)

Veronica Dudu

Affiliation: The City College of NY

Summary: VP Industry Relations ‘10. Interested in business development, market analysis & market positioning. Post-doctoral Researcher with experience in brain cancer research.

Matthew A. Engel (’08)

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Affiliation: Stony Brook University
Email: mengel@bnl.gov

Summary: Business minded scientist with industry consulting experience. Highly interested in start-ups, IP strategy, and commercialization. Research at BNL, PhD student in Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Adebanke Fagbemi (’09)

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Affiliation: Stony Brook University
Email: banke.fagbemi@gmail.com

Summary: ANEC Ambassador ’09. Interested in Patent Law and Technology Transfer. PhD student with research experience in cancer research and DNA repair.

Gopal Gopinathrao (’08)

Gopal Gopinathrao

Affiliation: CFSAN, FDA
Email: gopal.gopinath@gmail.com

Summary: I am a biologist using bioinformatics to study genomes of organisms. I also work with biological databases. Interested in alternative careers for biologists and this took me to the FOBIP. What I learned here has taken me a long way.

Ritu Goyanka (’09)

Ritu Goyanka

Affiliation: NYU Medical Center
Email: ritugoyanka@gmail.com

Summary: Interested in IP, licensing, business development and entrepreneurship in bioscience. Current chair of NYC Bio Inc. Planning Committee. Facilitates collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship in NYC. PhD student specializing in computational design of proteins and drugs.

Danielle Green (’09)

Danielle Green

Affiliation: Stony Brook University Email: danielle.green@sunysb.edu

Summary: Interested in regenerative medicine, start-up biotechs, business development, and entrepreneurship. PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and MBA candidate in the College of Business.

Angelo Guainazzi (’08)

Angelo Guainazzi

Affiliation: Stony Brook University
Email: angelo@pharm.stonybrook.edu
Summary: Interested in scientific consulting, business of bioscience, regulatory and project management. PhD student in the Pharmacology Program at Stony Brook University with extensive experience in DNA chemistry, biochemistry and structural biology.

William Hauser (’09)

William Hauser

Affiliation: ICON Central Laboratories
Email: william.hauser@gmail.com

Summary: My interests are focused on the development of new technology and its commercialization, especially in areas of genetic research and diagnostics. MS candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and MBA candidate in the College of Business.

Zahara Jaffer (’09)

Zahara Jaffer

Affiliation: NexGenix Pharmaceuticals
Email: zjaffer@nexgenixpharm.com
Summary: As a Senior Research Scientist with NexGenix Pharmaceuticals, I have been responsible for establishing and building research collaborations with academic investigators to pursue proof-of-concept studies to build our pipeline, and for obtaining grant funding to support these efforts.

Sherry Kan (’09)

Sherry Kan

Affiliation: Rockefeller University

Summary: Interested in the business development and portfolio management of bioscience pipelines. Currently interning in technology commercialization at Mt. Sinai’s Office of Technology and Business Development. PhD candidate in microbiology and infectious disease at Rockefeller University.

Lucy Kappel (’09)

Lucy Kappel

Affiliation: Ascent Biomedical Ventures (Internship)
Email: lucykappel@gmail.com

Summary: Graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College, Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis. Interested in business development and commercialization of technology.

Ivan Kirov (’09)

Ivan Kirov

Affiliation: New York University School of Medicine
Email: ivan.kiron@nyumc.org
Summary: I enrolled in the Fundamentals program during my last year of my Ph.D. The class gave me a perspective on the health care industry that has been very useful. I enjoyed learning and networking with industry professionals and other students. I found it a worthwhile time (and money) investment.

Barbara Orelli (’08)

Barbara Orelli

Affiliation: Stony Brook University
Email: orelli@pharm.stonybrook.edu

Summary: PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. Interests include cancer research, pharmaceutical/biotech companies. Goals: postdoc in industry, group leader in R&D or Drug Discovery. The Fundamentals program was a great opportunity to gain insight into this world.

Antonio Alvarez Pinto (’10)

Antonio Alvarez Pinto

Affiliations: Yeshiva University, Columbia University, Columbia Biotechnology Association
Email: jaa2170@columbia.edu

Summary: Interested in Business Development, Regulatory Affairs and Networking. Long term goals include acquiring experience from different consumer goods industries and working extensively with small, mid-size and large companies.

Atulya Prasad (’10)

Atulya Prassad

Affiliation: Stony Brook University
Email: prasad.atulya@gmail.com

Summary: VP Communications & PR ’10-11. Biomedical graduate student currently working on solutions for dermal wound healing; interested in regulatory affairs.

Jenne Relucio (’09)

Jenne Relucio

Affiliation: Stony Brook University
Email: relucio@pharm.stonybrook.edu

Summary: VP Communications & PR ’09. Interested in biotech law, tech transfer, & science policy. PhD student with research experience in neuroscience and gene-based vaccines.

Anne Schirmer (’07)

Anne Schirmer

Affiliation: inGenious Targeting
Email: anne.schirmer@gmail.com
Summary: V.P. Communications and Relations ’08-’09. M.S. Biomedical Engineering ’07, working for inGenious Targeting Laboratory as a Scientific Sales Executive. Interested in business and biotech.

Peter Shapiro (’09)

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Affiliation: NYU School of Medicine
Email: peter.shapiro@nyumc.org

Summary: PhD candidate at Langone Medical Center (NYU) studying the negative regulation of apoptosis using drosophila. I am interested in leaping from the lab bench to the business side of the biotech industry.

Danielle Wu (’09)

Danielle Wu

Affiliation: The City College of New York / Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Email: danielle@psualum.com
Summary: VP Industry Relations, 09-10. Interested in bioengineering technology, market research, and commercialization. PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Neuroscience.