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.

What We Do

  • Translating Science/Commercialization
  • Industry Collaboration
  • Start a Company

Our Team

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nora Ke

    Executive Assistant to the Director

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

  • 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.

  • Herminio Neto

    Innovation Project Manager

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

  • 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.