EOD's Investor Panel for Therapeutic Opportunities

Panel Presenters, Participants and Attendees

The Engagement and Opportunity team in OTMA hosted its first Investor Panel for Therapeutic Opportunities on Thursday, September 8th, 2022. Promising therapeutics start-up opportunities at UCSF are presented biannually to an external panel of KOL investors who provide feedback on the opportunity, help identify commercialization gaps, and refine the pitch.

The EOD team engages faculty and develops business opportunities for new ventures around select technologies. It takes a market-first approach by identifying the product and defining potential market opportunities up front. EOD launched Investor Panels in order to obtain live market feedback on our most promising start-up opportunities from investors from our KOL Feedback Network. The first two Panels EOD hosted were focused on dHealth opportunities, and this event was focused on therapeutic opportunities.

Thank you to all the participants in the Panel for a productive event!

Pitch presentations were made by the following UCSF researchers:

Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD

Claire Clelland, PhD, MD, MPhil

Charles Craik, PhD

Michael Evans, PhD




Stephan Floor, PhD

Susana Ortiz-Urda, PhD

Feedback was provided by Investors from the following VC funds:  

Heather Berger, PhD​​​​​​ of SR One

Christine Brennan, PhD of Vertex Ventures HC

Shinichiro Fuse of TPG Life Sciences Innovation

Eric Gomez of Mubadala Capital

Nils Lonberg, PhD of Canaan Partners

KT Moortgat, PhD of Droia Ventures


A big thanks to all who supported this event. We look forward to producing more commercialization events.