IP Portfolio Specialist
Denlyn is Senior Patent Administrator and Patent Coordinator at Harvard University’s Office of Technology Development. Since 2011, she has been providing administrative support for all Institute IP portfolios. She has over 10 years experience in technology transfer. She has also worked as Licensing Associate at Montana State University, Bozeman.
Business Development Manager
Bill Bedell, Ph.D.
Bill joined the Wyss Institute in 2021. He works with the visionary scientists, engineers, and staff of the Institute to translate deep technologies into commercial ventures. Prior to the Wyss, Bill served as a strategy consultant to life sciences companies spanning biotechnology start-ups to Fortune 500 pharmaceutical firms. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering...
Business Development Director - Entrepreneurship
Ally Chang, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Ally works closely with the Institute’s Executive Team to oversee strategy development and execution for technology translation in the broadly defined areas of healthcare and sustainability. She is responsible for developing Wyss internal entrepreneurs and act as central contact to industry, KOLs, and VCs. Her journey spans three continents across biomedical research, start-up, business strategy...
Senior Associate Director of Intellectual Property
Jay Culverwell, J.D.
Jay joined the Harvard Office of Technology Development in 2016, and he manages the intellectual property portfolio for the Wyss Institute at Harvard. Jay engages with faculty, management, and the business development team to develop strategic patent positions and translate emerging technologies. Prior to joining Harvard, Jay was a partner in the Boston office of...
Business Development Director - Healthcare
Gretchen E. Fougere, Ph.D.
Gretchen has a passion for and a track-record of building bridges between the academic and industrial worlds to solve problems. In academia for a decade, she led the development of strategy and programs that she launched, funded, and scaled globally, as well as raised millions for faculty research. Most recently, she was a leader in...
Technology Translation Director & Chief Operating Officer
Angelika Fretzen, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Angelika is the Institute’s Technology Translation Director & Chief Operating Officer, applying her technology and entrepreneurial business development experience to steer the Institute’s technology translation engine in diverse areas of research and technology development and to integrate the Institute’s business development and technology commercialization efforts. She earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University...
Director of Business Development - Partnerships
Samuel A. Inverso, Ph.D.
Dr. Samuel Inverso is an experienced interdisciplinary leader with a demonstrated history of success in technology and life sciences. Sam co-founded ReadCoor, which spun out of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, and after multiple funding rounds was acquired by 10x Genomics for $350 million. He has formed and run cross-functional teams of molecular biologists,...
Business Development Manager
Alex Li, M.B.A.
Alex joined the Wyss Institute in 2021 and works closely with the Institute’s technical teams to strategize and translate technologies into market opportunities for commercialization. Prior to joining the Institute, Alex worked in seed venture capital where he managed and supported healthcare startups to reach successful exits through acquisition, licensing, and further financing rounds. Alex...
Director of Technology Commercialization
Paul Resnick, M.D., M.B.A.
Paul works closely with the Institute’s Executive Team to oversee strategy development and execution for technology translation in the broadly defined areas of healthcare and therapeutics. Paul acquired extensive business development experience working in large pharmaceutical companies and start-up biotechnology companies and is versed in working with and leading diverse cross-functional teams including scientific, clinical...
Associate Director of IP
Vani Velamoor, Ph.D.
Vani joined the Harvard University Office of Technology Development in 2019. She works with the members of the Advanced Technology team, Intellectual Property, and Business professionals at the Wyss Institute in devising strategies to patent and protect innovative bio-inspired inventions stemming from the Institute. She provides ongoing service and education to the Wyss faculty and...