Chicago Cohort

Program Participants

Briana Dye

I am very passionate about my research and, through commercialization, I can share it with others and fuel more breakthroughs in lung development.”

 

Briana Dye
PhD, Cell & Developmental Biology

Alyssa Miller

“Striking out on my own path as an entrepreneur allows me to create an independent way forward instead of having a traditional academic trajectory.”

 

Alyssa Miller
PhD, Cell & Developmental Biology

Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska

SafeLI, LLC

“I have always been entrepreneurial, including selecting applied areas in physics for much of my education and research.”

 

Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska
PhD, Physics, and co-founder of SafeLI, LLC

Carol Hirschmugl

SafeLI, LLC

“I’m commercializing my work because if I do not, no one else will.”

 

Carol Hirschmugl
PhD, Applied Physics, & co-founder of SafeLI, LLC

Anne Marie Finley

Thrombopharma, Inc.

“I want to have a positive impact on my environment and create positive solutions to biomedical issues, particularly in the rare disease and unmet medical needs space.”

 

Anne Marie Finley
MS, Science & Technology Commercialization, & founder of Thrombopharma, Inc.

Ivy Krystal Jones

“In becoming an entrepreneur and creating novel inventions, I can not only improve my quality of life, but my ideas would impact society as a whole.“

 

Ivy Krystal Jones
PhD, Physics

Angeliki Koulouri

“Entrepreneurship is part of my identity. I like experimenting with new ideas, asking questions, and striving to learn new things.”

 

Angeliki Koulouri
MS, Sustainable Energy & Electrical & Computer Engineering

Eileen Krepkovich

“Successful commercialization will allow my technology to reach and reduce the pain of a wide range of arthritis patients.”

 

Eileen Krepkovich
MS, Biomedical Engineering

Hien Anh Nguyen

Enzyme by Design

 “My desire to do and think differently than available conventional methods is what makes me an entrepreneur.”

 

Hien-Anh Nguyen
PhD, Biochemistry & Structural Biology, & co-founder of Enzyme by Design

Salomeh Tabatabaei

LICEE

“My work as an entrepreneur helps create a healthier, happier generation and offers patients a higher quality of life.”

 

Salomeh Tabatabaei
PhD, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, & co-founder of LICEE

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