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Faculty Innovation Awards

Yale Faculty Innovation Awards

Each year faculty across Yale develop new technologies and launch startups addressing global challenges. From improving human health and addressing climate change, to building the future of quantum computing, these companies are poised to change the world. The annual Yale Faculty Innovation Awards are an opportunity to recognize the significant contributions of these faculty investigators who bring these discoveries to market and launch Yale innovation into the world.

“The Yale Faculty Innovation Award makes crystal clear to the entire Yale community that the university appreciates, recognizes and celebrates our faculty launching new startup companies that can change the world.”

— Josh Geballe, Yale Ventures Managing Director

2022 Award Recipients

Alan Anticevic, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Division of Neurocognition, Neurocomputation, and Neurogenetics (N3), Psychiatry

Company: Manifest Technologies

Ranjit Bindra, MD, PhD

Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Professor of Pathology; Vice Chair for Translational Research, Therapeutic Radiology; Scientific Director, Chênevert Family Brain Tumor Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center

CompanyAlphina Therapeutics

Demetrios Braddock, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Company: Petragen

Sidi Chen, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

Company: Cellinfinity Bio

Craig Crews, PhD

John C. Malone Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Professor of Chemistry, of Pharmacology, and of Management; Executive Director, Yale Center for Molecular Discovery

CompanySiduma Therapeutics

Seth Herzon, PhD

Professor of Chemistry

CompanyModifi Biosciences

Farren Isaacs, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Company: Pearl Bio

Akiko Iwasaki, PhD

Sterling Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Dermatology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


John Krystal, MD

Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and of Psychology; Co- Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation; Chair, Psychiatry; Chief of Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Director: NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism; Director, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD

CompanyFreedom Biosciences

John Murray, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Company: Manifest Technologies

Anna Marie Pyle, PhD

Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Professor of Chemistry


Aaron Ring, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Company: Seranova Bio