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, MS

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) 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


Abby Stahl

Commercial Translation Architect


Cassandra Happe, PhD

Commercial Translation Architect


Jasmien Roosenboom, PhD, MS

Commercial Translation Architect



Commercial Translation Associates

James Eles

Junior Commercial Translation Associate


Vaishali Shetty

Junior Commercial Translation Associate


Amy Hill

Junior Commercial Translation Associate


Karen Carney, PhD

Commercial Translation Associate


Matt Sundermann, PhD

Commercial Translation Associate



Commercial Translation Operations Team

Alyssa B. Lypson, PhD, MS

Marketing and Communications Manager


Ceren Tuzmen, PhD, MS

Assistant 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


Jonquil R. Mau, PhD, MS

Engineer / Regulatory and Quality Solutions, LLC