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



Commercial Translation Architects

Vinitha Ganesan, PhD

Commercial Translation Architect


Ayantika (Annie) Ghosh, PhD, MS

Commercial Translation Architect



Commercial Translation Associates

Joe Maggiore

Junior Commercial Translation Associate


Karen Carney, PhD

Commercial Translation Associate


Matt Sundermann, PhD

Commercial Translation Associate


Nick Wechter

Junior Commercial Translation Associate


Srujan Dadi

Commercial Translation Intern


Marlo Garrison

Commercial Translation Intern



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

Graduate Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


James Eles, PhD

Data Scientist, NNData


Amy Hill

University of Pittsburgh


Arnav Jain

Associate, PwC


Jamie O'Sullivan

Ohio State University


Sophie Gysling

University of Pittsburgh


Xingchen Zhao

University of Pittsburgh


Peter Kant, MA

Project Manager, University of Pittsburgh


Ryan Staudt

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


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