Meet Our Commercial Translators

Executive Director

Donald P. Taylor, PhD, MBA, CLP

Founder & Executive Director



Assistant Directors

Andrew Brown, PhD

Assistant Director, Commercial Translation Programs


Kathrin Gassei, PhD

Assistant Director, Commercial Translation Architecture



Commercial Translation Program Managers

Kathrin Gassei, PhD

Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data Senior Program Manager


Jeremy Kimmel, PhD

Pediatric Device Initiative Program Manager


Ross Beresford

sciVelo-Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh Program Manager


Joe Salsovic

Clinical and Translational Science Institute Program Manager


Vinitha Ganesan, PhD

Precision Medicine Initiative for Commercialization (PreMIC) Program Manager



Commercial Translation Associates

Matt Sundermann, PhD

Commercial Translation Associate


Karen Carney, PhD

Commercial Translation Associate


Joe Maggiore

Junior Commercial Translation Associate


Nick Wechter

Junior Commercial Translation Associate


 

Charles Mensah

Junior Commercial Translation Associate


Jeremy Reimenschneider

Commercial Translation Intern



Commercial Translation Operations Team

Ceren Tuzmen, PhD, MS

Marketing and Communications Manager



sciVelo Alumni

Heather Bansbach, PhD

Licensing Associate, UVA Licensing & Ventures Group


Megan Breski, PhD, MS

Scientific Communicator and Consultant, Mwaldman, LLC


Max Dizard,MBA

Product Manager, Medic Mobile


Katie Farraro, PhD, MS

Staff Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Stryker


Matt Leming, PhD

Founder and Principal Consultant, Cinnabar Spring


Joseph Shawky, PhD, MEng

Consultant of Strategy and Analytics, Deloitte


Bradley Campbell, PhD

Senior Consultant of Mergers & Acquisitions, Cognizant


Daniel Martin

Finance Leadership Development Program, Siemens Healthineers


Matthew Vendeville, MPH

Programmatic and SEM Analyst, CMI Media


Chelsea Stillman, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology


Marissa Kuzirian, PhD

Patent Agent, Troutman Pepper


Julie Cramer, PhD, MS

Technology Commercialization Associate, University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute


Gabriella DiBernardo

Laboratory Production Manufacturing Assistant, Cook Myosite


Erik Ziegler, DDS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident, University of Pittsburgh/UPMC


Cassandra Happe, PhD

Research Program Administrator, UPMC


Vaishali Shetty

Systems Engineer, Varian Medical Systems


Jonquil R. Mau, PhD, MS

Regulatory Scientist, Regulatory and Quality Solutions, LLC


Abby Stahl

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley


Alyssa Lypson, PhD, MS

Ophthalmology Medical Science Liaison, Allergan


Drew Bradshaw

Graduate Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


James Eles, PhD

Data Scientist, NNData


Amy Hill

Associate Project Engineer, Globus Medical


Arnav Jain

Technology Advisory, PwC


Jamie O'Sullivan

Undergraduate Student, Ohio State University


Sophie Gysling

Undergraduate Student, University of Pittsburgh


Xingchen Zhao

Undergraduate Student, University of Pittsburgh


Peter Kant, MA

Project Manager, University of Pittsburgh


Ryan Staudt

Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh


Aneesh Ramaswamy, PhD, MS

Commercial Translation Project Manager, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)


Danielle M. Minteer, PhD

Scheme Manager - Soft Tissue Implants, BSI


Jasmien Roosenboom, PhD, MS

Analyst, inThought Research


Amber Ohiokpehai, MS

Strategic Process Improvement and Innovation Advisor, CVS Health


Srujan Dadi

University of Pittsburgh


Marlo Garrison

Product Lifecycle Engineer, Illumina


Ayantika (Annie) Ghosh, PhD, MS

Licensing Associate, Office of Technology Commercialization, Purdue University


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