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The Catalyst Program is UCSF’s translational accelerator focused on advancing UCSF discoveries with clinical impact and commercial potential. The Catalyst Program aims to foster academic and industry collaborations as well as enhance education in early translational research and entrepreneurship. 

Catalyst Awards

Fall 2018 Catalyst Awardees

The centerpiece of the Catalyst Program is the Catalyst Awards, our program that provide both industry advisor mentorship and seed funding to UCSF Principal Investigators with promising projects. The Catalyst Awards are focused on the development of therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, digital health, and biotools.

The application deadline for Fall 2019 Catalyst Awards is September 23, 2019 at 2 PM.

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Internship

The UCSF Catalyst Awards Internship Program provides an opportunity to learn about translational research and the process of advancing academic discoveries along the translational path to commercialization and patient benefit. The internship runs parallel to the Catalyst Awards Program and allows the interns to participate in the activities of the Catalyst Awards Program, the review process, and the interactions between the academic researchers and industry experts mentoring the projects along their development.

The program will introduce the interns to entrepreneurship and the industry perspective in evaluating the potential of scientific discoveries to lead to products, including: defining the unmet medical needs being addressed; assessing commercialization potential; opportunity for intellectual property; development feasibility for early-stage ideas; and defining key milestones on the development path. The program is of value to those interested in engaging in translational research and innovation and entrepreneurship in both the academic and industry settings.

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Case Studies

Case-based teaching has been extensively used in business schools and offers an advantageous model for bridging the gap between concept and practice. To complement existing classroom training in entrepreneurship on campus, and to offer more flexible and modular learning opportunities to academic translational scientists, Catalyst program has developed a series of case studies as a part of the online educational curriculum. We identify the best representative cases (many from UCSF) aligned to the core principles of startup business, and interview the founders of these startup companies, in particular the academic innovators. These cases highlight the challenges and real-world lessons learned from academic translational research to commercially viable products.

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Catalyst + Plus

The Catalyst Program expanded to Catalyst + Plus, a new addition that aims to provide additional support to past Catalyst projects with a successful progress yet still seeking business advice and/or supplemental funding.

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Resources

The Catalyst Program has compiled a list of disease databases, incidence & prevelance figures, core facilities information, as well as other useful links to guide researchers and students through the translation of therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device, digital health, and biotool discoveries to clinical impact .

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Invest in Ourselves!

Ways to Give Back and Support Our Mission

In a bold move to develop its life science inventions to higher value, so they are more likely to ultimately reach patients and better support the university’s mission, Innovation Ventures is raising a philanthropic fund to support the internal development of our most promising inventions. For drug candidates or devices, proof-of-concept studies could take the form of small-scale clinical trials to demonstrate that they have adequate safety and efficacy in patients for a licensing company to launch larger, more definitive clinical trials. Similarly, digital health applications and diagnostic technologies could be advanced to the point where they could be evaluated in real-world scenarios prior to undergoing the more rigorous development required for commercialization. One aim is to keep inventions from languishing on companies’ shelves, which often occurs when firms license early-stage inventions but do not invest the necessary resources to develop them. Another is to increase the licensing revenues earned by UCSF inventions for the university and inventors: companies are likely to pay more for innovations with more proven value. With this strategy, UCSF can begin to invest more fully in itself and develop even more technologies to benefit patients.

To learn about how you can support the Innovation Ventures Philanthropy Fund, please contact:

Michael J. Faber
Associate Vice Chancellor
University Development & Alumni Relations
University of California, San Francisco
Phone: 415-476-2617
Email: [email protected]

The Entrepreneurship Center

The Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF helps potential entrepreneurs explore whether their idea has commercial potential as a startup.  Through classes and workshops, events that connect us with the life science/healthcare business network, and business mentorship, we facilitate the start of new ventures from UCSF technologies.

 
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The Office of Strategic Alliances develops and manages UCSF's largest industry partnerships. It is our goal to identify mutually beneficial collaborations and strategic partnerships between UCSF and industry, often with the objectives of providing research funding for projects at UCSF and securing a commercial partner suitable for commercializing and developing a product should a new invention arise.

We leverage our extensive internal and external networks to connect the right partners to our PIs, and after a partnership is established, we provide alliance management support to ensure a successful collaboration and identify additional collaborative projects as desired. As scientists by training, we're invested in ensuring that UCSF science has the support it needs to progress, both within the lab and into the clinic.

Please learn more about Our Team, reach out to the director of our office, Peter Kotsonis, with inquiries, or see below for other information.

Partnering WITH INDUSTRY FAQS FOR FACULTY

UCSF-only INDUSTRY Funding Opportunities

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The powerful combination of high quality science, an entrepreneurial culture, and strategic partnerships between UCSF’s researchers and Innovation Ventures Office of Technology Management (OTM) has resulted in an impressive track record of commercial successes. We will work with you to evaluate and grow new ideas, devise a commercialization and intellectual property (IP) plan including formation of a start-up, connect your research with appropriate potential internal and external collaborators, and negotiate suitable licenses with appropriate commercialization partners such as existing companies, venture capitalists or other investors.

Services & Programs

Engagement and Opportunity Development 

Engage with Faculty: Working closely with the inventor(s), evaluate technologies and develop  corresponding commercialization plans focusing on new start-up opportunities.

Opportunity Development: Perform market research and actively reach out to a robust network of external partners including business development professionals and venture capitalists (VC) to obtain feedback, raise funding and work together to create a roadmap for developing the technology; 

Grow Your Idea: Planning your next steps to developing a commercially viable product or solution, getting input from industry experts, and identifying gap funding opportunities.

Technology Licensing

License the Technology: Negotiating complex and customized agreements such as licenses to existing and significantly funded start-up companies, collaborative research agreements, confidentiality disclosure agreements, and material transfer agreements to enable commercial partnerships.

Market the Technology: Actively reaching out to a robust network of external partners including business development professionals and venture capitalists (VC) to match UCSF’s intellectual property assets with their partnering interests, raise funding and work together to create a roadmap for developing the technology; developing and managing on-going industry relationships.

Facilitate External Collaboration 

Partnering with other UCSF groups to attract and develop partnerships with industry, research foundations, etc. to provide expertise, funding and other resources to further develop technology leading to reduced risk for licensees and increased value for UCSF and inventors.

 

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Facts and Figures

 

Questions or Comments?

Please feel free to reach out to Anthony Francis, Executive Director of Technology Management at [email protected] or 415 813-7978.


 

QB3 is the University of California’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in life science. The institute supports UC researchers and empowers Bay Area entrepreneurs to launch startup companies and partner with industry. With five incubators, two seed-stage venture capital firms, and a special initiative in medical devices — the Rosenman Institute — QB3 helps bio-entrepreneurs create high-value jobs and brings more than $750 million into the Bay Area each year.

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What We Do

  • Translating Science/Commercialization
  • Translational Funding
  • Technology Development
  • Translational Funding
  • Technology Development
  • Translating Science/Commercialization
  • Start a Company
  • Translational Funding
  • Industry Collaboration
  • Translating Science/Commercialization

Our Team

  • Charles Hart, PhD

    Director

    Charles Hart is the director of the Catalyst program. From 2004 to 2017 he was at Threshold Pharmaceuticals and responsible for both in vitro and in vivo preclinical translational studies. He was also project leader for the global clinical development program for the hypoxia-targeted anticancer drug evofosfamide (TH-302), a partnership with Merck KGaA. Prior to joining Threshold, Charles was Senior Director of Biology at...

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  • Michael Lesh, MD

    Executive Director, Health Technology Innovation

    Michael D. Lesh, MD is a physician, scientist and entrepreneur. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science and Bioengineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) before entering medical school at the University of...

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  • Stephanie Marrus, MBA, MA

    Director

    Stephanie Marrus is Director of the Entrepreneurship Center. Her mission is to help start companies from UCSF science and technology and to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University. Since joining in 2012, she has developed a robust suite of programs that have contributed to a vibrant entrepreneurial community at UCSF. In addition to heading the Center, she teaches and mentors startups and is Senior Lecturer/Course Director for...

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  • Peter Kotsonis, PhD

    Executive Director

    Peter is PhD-neuroscientist and drug hunter with 14 years in the pharmaceutical industry, project leader and co-inventor of Ronopterin (VAS203) for traumatic brain injury currently in Phase III clinical development. Peter has experience in academic start-ups (VasoPharm Biotech GmbH) and pharma settings (Novartis Ag and Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co, Ltd). He joined UCSF in 2013, and his responsibilities include driving new partner...

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  • Anthony Francis

    Executive Director

    Anthony joins Innovation Ventures to lead the Office of Technology Management after an extensive career in technology management and transfer in Australia, most recently as the managing director of GP Partners, a group investing in primary care innovations made through their own accelerator team. Before that, Francis established Flinders Partners at Flinders University where he became managing director of that organization and led it to...

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  • Sunita Rajdev, PhD

    Senior Associate Director

    Sunita collaborates with UCSF faculty and researchers in identification, evaluation, protection and commercialization of inventions arising from their research. In addition to managing a large portfolio of technologies from diverse scientific disciplines, Sunita also provides leadership support in helping build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, define new strategies to identify and develop UCSF’s intellectual property, co...

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  • Michael Blum, MD

    Director

    Dr. Michael Blum is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics and the Chief Digital Transformation Officer at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Blum is responsible for UCSF’s strategic design and implementation of informatics and digital health capabilities in support of clinical care delivery and discovery. He is also a Professor of Medicine in Cardiology, specializing in preventative cardiology and the care of patients...

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  • Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH

    Chief Innovation Officer

    Dr. Ralph Gonzales is Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation and Chief Innovation Officer for UCSF Health. His research has played a significant role in national and global efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance by improving antibiotic prescribing practices - the body of which provides a successful roadmap for translating evidence into practice, policy and public health. Dr Gonzales’ research is multidisciplinary, patient-centered, and...

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  • Regis Kelly, PhD

    Executive Director, QB3, Byers Family Distinguished Professor, UCSF

    Dr. Regis Kelly, a longtime UCSF research neuroscientist and former executive vice-chancellor, directs QB3's entrepreneurship activities and cross-campus, multidisciplinary research initiatives. He co-founded QB3's affiliated venture fund Mission Bay Capital and its flagship incubator [email protected] Dr. Kelly has a special interest in the basic science of neurodegenerative and aging related disease, and therapies for these conditions.

  • Cammie Edwards, PhD

    Associate Director

    Cammie Edwards, PhD, Program and Alliance Management (ITA), provides a direct interface between UCSF teams and external collaboration partners. In that role, she works with both teams in establishing collaborative strategic plans, maintaining effective communication, promoting cross-functional activities, monitoring progress and developing risk mitigation strategies. Cammie joined UCSF as the Program Director for the Stephen and Nancy...

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  • Yuxi Lin, PhD

    Alliance and Business Development Manager

    Yuxi is an Alliances and Business Development Manager at the Office of Strategic Alliances, where she works on developing industry partnerships, research scouting, and business development at UCSF. Previously, Yuxi worked as an intern at Columbia University's tech transfer office, Columbia Technology Ventures. She received her Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from Columbia University focusing on metabolic disorders and did her postdoctoral...

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  • Elizabeth Edmiston, PhD

    Alliance and Business Development Manager

    Beth joined the Office of Strategic Alliances as an Alliances and Business Development Manager in October 2018. Previously, Beth worked in market research consulting where she informed pre-launch strategies for global biopharmaceutical companies. She received her Ph.D. in Immunology from UC Davis, where she studied the maternal immune system and its effects on neurodevelopment, specifically she was working to elucidate the role of maternal...

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  • Gonzalo Barrera-Hernandez, PhD

    Associate Director

    I joined UCSF in 2012, following 12 ½ years at the office of Innovation, Alliances & Services (IAS) (formerly known as the Office of Technology Transfer) at the UC Office of the President, where I was responsible for all IP management and technology licensing matters of a life-sciences portfolio of technologies from several UC campuses.  While at IAS I was also responsible for the first UC System Proof-of-Concept Fund, the UC...

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  • Todd Pazdera, PhD

    Associate Director, Engagement & Opportunity Development

    I have over 10 years in licensing and business development experience that includes building significant research collaboration and licensing partnerships between academia and the life sciences industry. I also have significant interest and experience in starting venture backed companies based on university technology.

    I did my Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in the lab of Jon Minden, studying the role of...

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  • Ellen Kats, PhD

    Assistant Director

    As an Assistant Director of Licensing, Ellen is responsible for technology evaluation and management, commercializing technologies through licensing, as well as helping negotiate intellectual property terms for collaboration and sponsored research agreements with commercial partners. Ellen created and has been running the OTM's technology analyst internship program since 2012.

    Ellen has been managing intellectual property on behalf of...

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  • David Fung, PhD

    Senior Licensing Officer

    David manages intellectual property arising from research conducted at UCSF. He works with faculty and staff to evaluate new inventions and to develop appropriate IP strategies, with the goal of commercialization of the technology through licensing, whether to established companies or to new ventures.

    David has more than ten years’ experience in academic technology transfer, first at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and then at...

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  • Kristin Agopian, PhD

    Senior Licensing Officer

    Kristin has been managing intellectual property and commercialization for UCSF since 2008. Her portfolio of technologies includes therapeutics, diagnostics, and medical devices.  She works closely with UCSF faculty and staff to develop and commercialize their inventions, build large research collaboration and licensing partnerships, and spin out companies.  In addition, she negotiates and drafts IP agreements including licenses, options,...

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  • Shikha Sharma, PhD

    Licensing Officer, Engagement & Opportunity Development

    I joined the Office of Technology Management in January 2013. I am a zealous business development professional, with a passion for science and immense respect for innovators. I am privileged to work closely with the UCSF community of students, scientists, clinicians. I manage a diverse and exciting...

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  • Darya Bubman, PhD

    Licensing Officer, Engagement & Opportunity Development

    Darya joined the Office of Technology Management (OTM) in November 2011. Her responsibilities include technology management, licensing and outgoing material transfer agreements. Darya earned a B.A. degree in Biochemistry from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Weill...

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  • Gemma Rooney, PhD

    Licensing Officer

    As a Licensing Officer, Gemma has over 5 years of experience in licensing and business development.  Gemma is responsible for evaluating and managing new technologies, determining the commercial and patenting strategy, engaging with faculty, building new relationships with industry partners and early stage investors, and negotiating license agreements, as well as the intellectual property terms in sponsored research agreements. Gemma and her...

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  • Kathleen Wilson-Edell, PhD

    Licensing Officer

    Kathy joined the UCSF Office of Technology Management (OTM) in March of 2014. She works with UCSF faculty members to protect intellectual property arising from their research and negotiates licenses to these technologies with both startups and established companies.

    Prior to joining OTM full-time, Kathy was a part-time Technology Analyst with UCSF OTM while completing her postdoctoral training at the Buck Institute for Research on...

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  • Olivia Sims, PhD

    Alliance and Business Development Manager

    Olivia joined the Office of Strategic Alliances in November 2018 as an Alliances and Business Development Manager. Previously, Olivia worked as a scientific advisor where she focused on protection of biotechnology intellectual property. Olivia received her PhD in Immunology from Mayo Clinic School of Biomedical Sciences where she studied the endogenous antiviral mechanisms in the domestic cat. Subsequently, Olivia was awarded an NIH...

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  • Catherine Smith, PhD

    Licensing Associate

    In her role as a Licensing Associate for UCSF’s Innovation Ventures, Cathy is responsible for managing the University’s diverse intellectual property disclosures and assisting in licensing transactions.  Cathy joined the office in early 2016 and is enthusiastic about aiding faculty and staff in translating their scientific discoveries for the public benefit through commercial partnerships.

    Cathy did her PhD at Columbia University and...

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  • Natalie Greco, PhD

    Licensing Associate

    Natalie's interest in disease prevention, therapeutics, and public health motivated her to obtain a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These interests also drove her decision to shift into a career in technology transfer. Natalie takes pride in knowing that she is impacting public health by facilitating the development of biomedical technologies through licensing and intellectual property...

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  • Priya Ramu, PhD

    Licensing Associate, Engagement & Opportunity Development

    Priya Ramu is a Licensing Associate in the Office of Technology Management at UCSF. She helps manage intellectual property developed at UCSF by carrying out patentability assessments of inventions, coordinating patent prosecution and licensing of a variety of technologies to commercial partners.

    She joined the office in 2016 and prior to that, contributed to Technology Transfer at Oregon Health & Science University by negotiating...

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  • Roopa Ramamoorthi, PhD

    Associate Director

    Roopa Ramamoorthi brings a diverse scientific background in drug development, bacteriology, biotechnology, and engineering. Prior to joining UCSF, Roopa was Associate Director Partnering and Scientific Affairs at BIO Ventures for Global Health, where her focus was putting together collaborations between academic, non profit and pharmaceutical organizations to accelerate the development of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for Neglected...

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  • Jon Brown, PhD

    Licensing Associate

    Jon is a Licensing Associate at the Office of Technology Management where he supports the licensing efforts at UCSF. He received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCLA on the influence on cage environment on porous, catalytically active materials. After post-doctoral research and working as a Tech Transfer Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories, Jon worked as a Patent Agent at WSGR where he developed in-depth expertise in building intellectual...

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  • Cole Bunn, MS

    Licensing Associate, Engagement & Opportunity Development

    Cole joined the UCSF Office of Technology Management as a Licensing Associate in October of 2018 to aid in managing the University’s intellectual property disclosures and licensing efforts. Cole holds a B.S. in Molecular Biology and an M.S. in Biotechnology both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). His research experience includes exploring the effects of epigenetic changes in human temporal lobe epilepsy, specifically...

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  • Daniel Abel, JD

    Patent Prosecution and Business Manager

    Dan joined the OTM in March 2006, and is currently responsible for managing patent prosecution, agreement compliance, government reporting, case finances, and the operating budget. Dan earned both his B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida.

  • Tanya Feldman, BA

    Senior Patent Prosecution Analyst

    Tanya handles various aspects of patent prosecution, government reporting obligations, and monitoring annuities, as well as special projects to streamline the work of the Technology Management team and support the overall mission of the OTM. Prior to joining the office, Tanya spent more than a decade working with various non-profits and small businesses specializing in cultural exchange and education in an administrative and project support...

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  • Jeni Janci, PhD

    Program Director

    Jeni began her life science career in the start-up biotech industry before earning her Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley in Mike Levine’s laboratory. Her thesis was focused on gene regulatory networks of heart development in the primitive chordate, Ciona intestinalis. Directly after her graduate career, she re-entered the life science industry, where at Entelos she provided Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Modeling and...

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  • Sean Karlin

    Branding & Visual Communications Specialist

    With an education in film, a passion for adventure, and the good fortune to work with organizations like Greenpeace, Amazon Watch and Sea Shepherd, Sean has spent much of his life travelling and documenting the environmental movement. In 2005 he settled in San Francisco, joined Beyond Pix Studios to cover the world’s biggest technology innovators, including Apple, LinkedIn and Amazon. Along with new priorities came new skills that included...

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  • Heather Pittman, MBA

    Strategic Projects Manager

    Heather is responsible for the negotiation of strategic partnering agreements for UCSF Innovation Ventures. She is focused on supporting those researchers, partners, and companies looking to engage in the UCSF research enterprise. Heather also advises on contractual intellectual property matters, analyzes...

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  • Nathaniel Prorok

    Program Manager

    Nathaniel Prorok brings a diverse and wide ranging skill set and experience to the Catalyst Program team. After undergraduate studies in Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Loyola...

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  • Ioana Aanei, PhD

    Entrepreneurship Program Manager

    Dr. Ioana Aanei manages QB3 Startup in a Box, the institute's program to assist life science entrepreneurs with grantwriting and the legal aspects of incorporation. Dr. Aanei also oversees the QB3 Breadboard initiative, which partners with industry, creating virtual teams of university researchers to tackle cross-disciplinary research challenges. She earned a PhD in chemical biology from UCSF.

  • Agnes Buenaventura

    Financial Analyst, QB3

    Ms. Buenaventura handles financial transactions and campus interactions for the institute.

  • Rachael Callcut, MD

    Director of Data Science & Advanced Analytics

    Dr. Callcut is General Surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Hospital. She leads a NIH and DOD funded team of researchers focused on integration of biomedical big data and surgical data science into critical care for improved clinical decision support.

  • Heather Carrico, MS

    Business Analyst

    Heather joined the UCSF Office of Technology Management (OTM) in October 2013. She handles case and license agreement compliance, including analysis of license agreements for diligence and financial terms and interpretation, reporting and enforcement.

    Prior to joining OTM, she was at Stanford University’s Office of Technology Management for eight years. Heather earned her MS degree from University of San Francisco and her BA from San...

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  • Danielle Casey Callaghan, BA

    Patent Prosecution Analyst

    Danielle is primarily responsible for handling the intake of invention disclosures and compliance with federal and non-profit sponsor reporting obligations. Danielle also contributes to various projects for OTM, which she joined in May 2016.

  • Mary Elizabeth Chalk

    Business Development

    Mary Beth is responsible for business development, including the recent transaction with GE. She has 25 years of broad healthcare expertise in conceiving and completing deals in digital health, biopharma, behavioral health, disease management, wellness, health systems, pharmacy benefit management, and health plans. Prior to UCSF, she was a co-founder of a venture capital backed digital health coaching solution built from IP validated at...

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  • Jessica Chao, MBA, PharmD

    Director

    Jessica overseas day-to-day operations and leads CIC partnerships with industry and academia. Previously, she has led product design in various San Francisco startups as well as co-founded Healtho, a consumer health information company. She is also the co-founder of one of the largest health meetups in Seattle, the ...

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  • Elizabeth Gress, MPA

    Dir. Strategy & Operations

    Elizabeth manages the Surgical Innovations program, playing a key role in goal-setting, strategic planning, and outreach. Working closely with faculty leadership, Liz oversees Surgical Innovations’ accelerator and seed funding program, organizes project teams, and coordinates with stakeholders across campus.

  • Nora Ke

    Executive Assistant to the Director

    Ms. Ke assists Dr. Kelly and provides general support to the QB3 team.

  • Hanmin Lee, MD

    Professor

    Dr. Lee is a pediatric surgeon with research interests in the integration of emerging devices and technologies in medicine. As Clinical Director of Surgical Innovations, Dr. Lee is passionate about collaborating with multidisciplinary experts to solve clinical needs.

  • Ed Martin

    Director, Technology

    Ed is a technologist with 20+ years of experience in software engineering with the last 5 years at UCSF focused on cloud-computing application solutions.  He has a B.S. in Computer Science from UC Davis and a M.Sc. in Healthcare Information Technology from Boston University.

  • Kaspar Mossman, PhD

    Communications & Marketing Director, QB3

    Dr. Mossman manages communications and marketing for QB3 and the Rosenman Institute, including overall strategy and web, email, social, and print channels. He is the first point of contact for many QB3 clients and partners. He earned a PhD in biophysics from UC Berkeley.

  • Aaron Neinstein, MD

    Assistant Clinical Professor

    Aaron Neinstein, MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Director of Clinical Informatics at the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Clinical Informatics, and maintains an active clinical practice in Endocrinology. His expertise in the development and use of novel diabetes technologies spans publishing peer-reviewed articles, consulting and advising companies,...

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  • Herminio Neto

    Innovation Project Manager

    Herminio Neto manages logistics and planning for QB3 and Rosenman Institute events.

  • Shuvo Roy, PhD

    Professor

    Shuvo Roy, PhD, is a bioengineer focusing on the development of medical devices to address unmet clinical needs through strong collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach.

    Dr. Roy is a professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS), a joint department of the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, and is a faculty affiliate of the California Institute for...

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  • Rhona Snyman

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Rhona is the Chief Strategy Officer for UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation, responsible for developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining CDHI’s strategic initiatives. Prior to joining CDHI, Rhona was responsible for overseeing product development and business strategy for UCSF School of Medicine IT, which included planning the early-stage adoption of innovation programs such as Telemedicine and SalesForce. Rhona earned an...

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  • Christine Winoto

    Deputy Director, QB3, Founder and Director, Rosenman Institute, Partner, Medtech Venture Partners Fund I

    Ms. Winoto manages operations and finance at QB3 and its medical device initiative, the Rosenman Institute, which she founded, along with its affiliated venture fund, Medtech Venture Partners. She directs all aspects of the Rosenman Institute including partnership, the Rosenman Fellows program, and the annual Rosenman Symposium.

Ventures

  • Early development therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, digital health, and biotools

  • Early development therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, digital health, and biotools

  • Raising a philanthropic fund to support the internal development of UCSF's most promising inventions

  • Early development therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, digital health, and biotools

  • Raising a philanthropic fund to support the internal development of UCSF's most promising inventions

  • Facilitates starting companies

  • Facilitates starting companies

  • Develops and manages UCSF's largest industry partnerships

  • Develops and manages UCSF's largest industry partnerships

  • Provide a full range of business development capabilities including generation of IP strategy, marketing and establishment and maintenance of licensing and strategic partnerships with companies and VCs based on transformative UCSF innovations

  • Provide a full range of business development capabilities including generation of IP strategy, marketing and establishment and maintenance of licensing and strategic partnerships with companies and VCs based on transformative UCSF innovations

  • Provide a full range of business development capabilities including generation of IP strategy, marketing and establishment and maintenance of licensing and strategic partnerships with companies and VCs based on transformative UCSF innovations

  • Provide a full range of business development capabilities including generation of IP strategy, marketing and establishment and maintenance of licensing and strategic partnerships with companies and VCs based on transformative UCSF innovations

  • Provide a full range of business development capabilities including generation of IP strategy, marketing and establishment and maintenance of licensing and strategic partnerships with companies and VCs based on transformative UCSF innovations

Strategic Partners at UCSF