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Mary Tolikas, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Operations Director

Mary is the Operations Director at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. She is responsible for the implementation and management of the research and program development operations of the Institute and, working in collaboration with Harvard’s Office of Technology Development, she is responsible for the implementation of the Wyss Institute’s technology translation efforts. Mary brings experience in start-up operations, product development, strategic planning and business development in a number of technology markets and applications, including software, electromechanical devices, biological and electromagnetic modeling. As an engineer, she has designed and built products for a number of diverse industries, such as automotive, IT, medical and aerospace. She is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Hellenic Bioscientific Association of the USA. She has served as the Co-Chair of the Women in Medicine Committee at Children’s Hospital Boston and a member of the Hospital’s Circle of Care. In addition she is a Fellow of the Emerging Leaders Program 2005 at the Center for Collaborative Leadership, University of Massachusetts. She is an avid runner and cyclist with yearly participation in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Pan Mass Challenge fundraiser. Mary holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. She also holds a BEng from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

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