Jay Parrish of Vir Biotechnology, Inc. will mentor Barbara Ehrlich, Yale University.
Technology: A new target for treatment of Wolfram Syndrome
Nancy Hong of RiverVest Venture Partners will mentor Yiping Han, Columbia University.
Technology: Novel therapeutics to treat familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
Jay Lichter of Avalon Ventures will mentor Sandhya Kortagere, Drexel University.
Technology: A disease modifying and neuroprotective agent to treat Parkinson’s disease
Julie Cherrington of Arch Oncology will mentor Martina Roos, University of California, Los Angeles.
Technology: Small molecule regulators of microRNA targets in AML stem cells
Robyn Goforth of VIC Technology Venture Development will mentor Judith Sebolt-Leopold, University of Michigan.
Technology: A first-in-class therapeutic targeting deregulation of EGFR and PI3K
Alexis Demonbreun, Northwestern University
Technology: Genetic modifiers of muscle disease as therapeutic targets
Medical Devices & Diagnostics
Laura McCoolidge of Sofia Fund will mentor Reetuparna Das, University of Michigan.
Technology: Computing solution for secondary analysis in human whole genome sequencing
Heather Walsh of Baxter International Inc. will mentor Melanie Joy, University of Colorado.
Technology: Extracorporeal device for optimizing phosphate control in hemodialysis
Elise Miller Hoffman of Cultivation Capital will mentor Sunyoung Kim, Louisiana State University School of Medicine & Health Sciences Center.
Technology: Biomarker panel to improve necrotizing enterocolitis diagnosis
Shobha Parthasarathi of Xontogeny will mentor Kacey Marra, University of Pittsburgh.
Technology: Biodegradable nerve guide
Tara Butler of Ascension Ventures will mentor Sarah Vigmostad, The University of Iowa.
Technology: Novel, high-throughput cell separation techniques for single cell sequencing and cancer diagnosis
Wayne Embree of Rev1 Ventures will mentor Pamela Woodard, Washington University in St. Louis.