Chicago Cohort

Program Participants

Briana Dye

PhD, Cell and Developmental Biology

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
 

Alyssa Miller

Ph.D. Candidate in Cellular and Molecular Biology

“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

Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska

Dean of Graduate School and Professor of Physics

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

 

Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska
SafeLI LLC

Carol Hirschmugl

PhD, Applied Physics

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

 

Carol Hirschmugl
SafeLI LLC

Anne Marie Finley

MS, Science & Technology Commercialization

“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

Ivy Krystal Jones

PhD, Physics

“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

Angeliki Koulouri

MS, Sustainable Energy, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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

 

Angeliki Koulouri
 

Eileen Krepkovich

MS, Biomedical Engineering

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

 

Eileen Krepkovich

Hien Anh Nguyen

PhD, Biochemistry & Structural Biology

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

 

Hien-Anh Nguyen

Salomeh Tabatabaei

PhD, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

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

 

Salomeh Tabatabaei

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