Academic Outreach & Engagement
MassBio’s Academic Outreach and Engagement Initiatives connect Academia & Industry to accelerate innovation and its future impact on patients. They aim to provide sustainable access to resources and mentors for innovators and enable practices to foster partnerships between academic centers and industry.
Contact Lucie Rochard for more information on sponsorship opportunities.
Academic Steering Committee
MassBio’s Academic Outreach and Engagement Initiatives are guided by a steering committee who provide oversight and direction on specific programs, vision, and objectives.
Current members include:
- Martha Gray, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Chandra Ramanathan, Bayer
- Jess Tytell, Boston University
- Tom McMurry, Boston University
- Troy Norris, Valamont Advisors
- Tracy Schmidt, Tufts University
- Jennifer Chadwick, BioAnalytix
- David Potter, Brown University
- Nancy Wetherbee, Tufts Medical Center
- Jared Auclair, Northeastern University
- Matt Nugent, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Current Academic Engagement Programs
MassCONNECT PI is the only program in Massachusetts that is solely dedicated to serving the needs of Principal Investigators (PIs) in Life Sciences. One PI is matched for two one-hour meetings. with two mentors for perspectives and guidance. Mentors are composed of subject matter experts, key opinion-leaders from our MassCONNECT network.
To learn more or apply to the program, please contact Lucie Rochard.
Academic Industry Roundtable Series
This series convenes academia and industry to share information and best practices with the objective to accelerate innovation and clinical translation through collaborations.
Bench to Boardroom Seminar Series
MassBio and Brigham Research Institute have partnered to create a longwood-based forum to educate Pis, Scientists and clinicians about opportunities to collaborate with industry. These events cover topics around entrepreneurship, demystifying the tech transfer, and collaborating with Industry.
Contact Lucie Rochard for more information.