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

Peter Kant, MA

Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data Program Manager

Jeremy Kimmel, PhD

Pediatric Device Initiative Program Manager

Aneesh Ramaswamy, PhD, MS

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Program Manager

Ross Beresford

sciVelo-Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh Program Manager

Commercial Translation Architects

Vinitha Ganesan, PhD

Commercial Translation Architect

Ayantika (Annie) Ghosh, PhD, MS

Commercial Translation Architect

Danielle M. Minteer, PhD

Commercial Translation Architect

Jasmien Roosenboom, PhD, MS

Commercial Translation Architect

Commercial Translation Associates

Amber Ohiokpehai, MS

Commercial Translation Associate

Karen Carney, PhD

Commercial Translation Associate

Matt Sundermann, PhD

Commercial Translation Associate

Ryan Staudt

Junior Commercial Translation Associate

Commercial Translation Operations Team

Ceren Tuzmen, PhD, MS

Marketing and Communications Manager

sciVelo Alumni

Heather Bansbach, PhD

Licensing Analyst, UVA Licensing & Ventures Group

Megan Breski, PhD, MS

Technology Commercialization Specialist, Life-Science Innovations

Max Dizard,MBA

Consultant, Dizard Consulting

Katie Farraro, PhD, MS

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Stryker Endoscopy

Matt Leming, PhD

Managing Partner, VP Operations Trivariance I/O

Joseph Shawky, PhD, MEng

AIMBE FDA Scholar, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

Bradley Campbell, PhD

Senior Consultant, Cognizant

Daniel Martin

Finance Leadership Development Program, Siemens Healthineers

Matthew Vendeville, MPH

PPC and Marketing Analyst, Family Help and Wellness

Chelsea Stillman, PhD

Brain Health Program Manager

Marissa Kuzirian, PhD

Technical Specialist, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Julie Cramer, PhD, MS

Technology Commercialization Associate, 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

Quality Engineer, Varian Medical Systems

Jonquil R. Mau, PhD, MS

Engineer / Regulatory and Quality Solutions, LLC

Abby Stahl

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley

Alyssa Lypson, PhD, MS

Ophthalmology Medical Science Liaison, Allergan

Drew Bradshaw

Junior Commercial Translation Architect

James Eles

Junior Commercial Translation Associate

Amy Hill

Junior Commercial Translation Associate

Arnav Jain

Junior Commercial Translation Associate


Jamie O'Sullivan

Commercial Translation Intern

Sophie Gysling

Commercial Translation Intern

Xingchen Zhao

Outcome Data Manager Intern