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 an innovation institute using AI and ML to advance computational medicine translation and life science discovery, and she raised millions for faculty in this startup. In industry for a decade, she focused on new product development as an inventor, innovator, and leader of cross-functional teams.
At the Wyss, Gretchen works closely with faculty and research teams to build bridges with industry to translate cutting-edge ideas into new products, such as medical devices and diagnostics.
She earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science/Nanotechnology from Northwestern University and two bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.