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Yale Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) have deep operational experience and have gone through the process of turning new technologies to new businesses. These experts act as an early “sounding board” for Yale innovators contemplating a new startup. In a logical, stepwise fashion, EIRs help frame both the risks and the benefits of starting a new company, asking relevant questions about everything from the science, to the business, to the market and helping faculty chart a successful path forward. Each EIR has decades of practical private-sector experience in building their own companies and valuable connections with industry and investor communities. 

Ahmad Alrawi

Yale Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Marc Appel

Marc Appel
CEO of Orange Grove Bio

Steve Andrzejewski

Steve Andrzejewski

Todd E. Arnold, Ph.D


Jeanne Bertonis, MBA, M.S.

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Healthcare Professional

Rob Bettigole, Elm Street Ventures

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Managing Partner, Elm Street Ventures

Stephen Bloch

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General Partner / East Coast, Caanan Partners

Daniel Brill, M.B.A.

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Senior Advisor, H.S. Grace and Co.

Nathaniel Brinn

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Partner, VC23 Investors

Richard Brodsky, M.S.

Founder & Strategy Lead, Naveos Biopharma Consulting

David Butler, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer, Hongene Biotech Corporation

Ashok Chetty, Ph.D.

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Global Innovation Leader, DuPont

Jeff Chodakewitz, MD

Jeffrey Chodakewitz

Ken Coleman, M.B.A.

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Director of EVP Operations

Gregory F. Covino

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Biotechnology finance and administration consultant

John Davidson, Ph.D.

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Co-Founder of Tangen Biosciences

Arthur DeCillis, M.D., M.S.


John E. Derrick

Chief Executive Officer

John Dexheimer, M.B.A.


Brian Dixon, PhD

Venture Partner

Konstantine Drakonakis


Frederick Elmy

Former Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Melissa Fensterstock, MBA

CEO of Landsdowne Labs

Seth Feuerstein, MD, JD


Julie Fishman, MPA, RPh

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Director, Digital Health, Innovation, Partnerships, Implementation Cardinal Health

Colin Foster

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CEO, iSci Management LLC

Susan Froshauer, PhD

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CEO, Pangolin Therapeutics

Dov Goldstein

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Indapta Therapeutics, Chief Financial and Business Officer

Matthew Gordon, MBA, MS

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Executive Director of Business Operations for the Heart & Vascular Center, Medicine Services, Transplant Center, and Diagnostic Radiology at Yale New Haven Hospital

Marco Greenberg

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Founding Partner, Thunder11 & Author, Primitive

Gene Griffin, D.V.M., M.S.

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Paul Griffith, MBA

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Deputy Director for Plans, Requirements, Programs and Assessments

Alexander (Sandy) Grindley

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CFO at HighRes Biosolutions

Amanda Hayword, PhD


Brian Harvey MD, PhD

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Executive Vice President, Science and Regulatory at the non-profit Global Liver Institute

John Hendershot, MBA

John Hendershot
Vice President

Joseph Honcz, RPh, MBA

Joseph Honcz

Jessica Hwang

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Daniel Jacobs, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Founder & Managing Director, Pathway Bioventures

Tom Jasinski


John Kao

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Blythe Karow, MBA

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MedTech Innovator & Advisor

Susan L. Kelley, M.D.

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Entrepreneur in Residence

Minji Kim, PhD, MBA

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President & CEO of Cross Border Partners, LLC

Kristin King

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Angel Investor

David Kolb

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Scott B. Kozak

Chief Executive Officer, Rho Renewables

Michael Kurman, M.D.

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President, Michael Kurman Consulting

Ron Lennox, D.Phil., M.B.A.

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CEO, Monogram Orthopaedics, Inc.

Lawrence Lipsher, M.B.A.

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Managing Partner, Martin Associates, L.L.C.

John Leamon, PhD


Yuan Liu, MBA

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James Locker, M.S., M.B.A.

James Locker
Managing Principal, CenterPoint Partners

Peter T. Lomedico

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Founder, Lomed Biomedical Consulting LLC.

Aaron Mathias, M.S.

Head of Operations and Business Development

Cory McCruden

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FinTech Entrepreneur, Investor, ex-Chief Customer and Advisor Experience Officer at Fortune 500 Wealth Management Company

Alexandra Mack, Ph.D., M.A.

Alexandra Mack
Principal Researcher and UX Lead, Ad Hoc, LLC

Bridget Martell, M.D., M.A.

Bridget Martell
Founder & Managing Director, BAM Consultants

Chris McLeod, M.S.

Chris McLeod
Managing Partner, Elm Street Ventures

Ryan McMillian

Ryan McMillian
Managing Director and Founder, RM Consulting, LLC

Sean McNerney

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Chief Executive Officer, Origami Surgical

Sean Mehra

Sean Mehra
Chief Strategy Officer, HealthTap

Sylvia McBrinn, M.B.A.

Sylvia McBrinn
Angel Investor, Former CEO, ReNetX Bio

Paul R McGuirk, PhD

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EVP & Director Gardiner Healthcare

Amy Millman

Amy Millman
Managing Partner

Frank Milone, CPA

Frank Milone
Founding Partner, Assurance & Advisory Services, Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina, LLP

Sridhar Narayan, Ph.D., E.M.B.A. candidate

Sridhar Narayanan
Head, Drug Discovery and Development, Satellos Bioscience

Margaretta Nyilas

Biopharmaceutical Executive

Gabriel Parisi-Amon, M.S., MBA

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CEO of Nebia

Marc F. Pelletier, PhD.

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Chief Executive Officer of Gardiner Healthcare

Sarah Nia, Pharm. D.

Sarah Nia
New Products Marketing and Planning Lead, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Landon Pollack

Yale Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Sophia Ononye, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.

Sophia Ononye
Founder, The Sophia Consulting Firm

Liam Ratcliffe, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

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Investment Advisory Board

Timothy A. Riley, Ph.D.

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Chief Scientific Officer/Chief Business Officer, Rett Syndrome Research Trust

Sean Rotermund

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Founder, Clarity Software Solutions

Barry Schweitzer, Ph.D.

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Venture Partner, Elm Street Ventures

Sapan Shah, Ph.D.

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Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Novatherx

Tim Shannon, M.D.

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Investment Advisory Board Chairperson

David Shapiro, M.B.A.

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Founding Managing Partner, Blue Ivy Ventures

Michael Singer, M.D., Ph.D.

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Chief Scientific Officer, Cartesian Therapeutics

Matthew Stannard, M.S.

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Investor, Angel Investor Forum

Hyuk-Jeen Suh, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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Head of Samsung Ventures East Coast, Samsung Ventures

Michael Theran

Mike Theran
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Bonde Innovations

Steven Tuch

Stephen Tuch
Yale Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Stephen Uden, M.D.

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Co-Founder, Rallybio

Anthony Uzzo

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Co-Founder, Core Informatics

Mark Van Allen, M.B.A.

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Global Managing Director, Morgan Pacific Company, LLC

Julie Vance

Julie Vance
Communications Coach, Executive Voice

Dan Volz, M.B.A.

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Vice President, Americas at Medtronic

Alex Waldron

Alex Waldron
Chief Executive Officer, Wellinks

J. Gene Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

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Chief Executive Officer, Immetas Therapeutics

Shuang Wang

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Paul White

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Chief Transformation Officer/Chief Financial Officer, Second Renaissance Ventures, LLC

Thomas Wood

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David Wurzer

David Wurzer
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, CT Innovations

Peter Young, M.S., M.B.A.

Peter Young
Chief Executive Officer, President, and Managing Partner, Young & Partners

Andrew Zehner, M.A., J.D.

Andrew Zehner
Senior Director of Legal Affairs, University of Pennsylvania Gene Therapy Program

Marc Zemel, MBA

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CEO and Co-Founder