Megan Breski, PhD

Megan Breski

Technology Commercialization Specialist

Life-Science Innovations


Commercial Translation Program Manager

Clinical and Translational Science Institute Program Manager

At sciVelo, Megan collaborated with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to encourage and accelerate the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences research investigators' commercialization goals.

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Education & Experience


Megan recently completed her PhD in Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Her research includes developing novel approaches and techniques to study epigenetic enzymes and epigenome editing. Additionally, her scientific interests include chemical genetics, nutrigenomics, epigenetics and cancer biology. She is also a member of Pittsburgh’s Women in Bio. Outside of work you could find her doing anything outdoorsy, enjoying a good beer or glass of wine or out dancing!

Education

MS, Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 2015
BS, Biology, Shippensburg University, 2013

Research Experience

Graduate Research, Chevron Science Center, University of Pittsburgh 
Advisor: Kabirul Islam

Undergraduate Research, Shippensburg University
Advisor: Sheri Bergsten

  • Pheromone genetics and courtship behavior in D. melanogaster

Commercial Translation Experience

Partnered with CTSI facilitators in the effort to engage University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Investigators in commercial translation through the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh). Investigators that applied and/or were awarded PInCh funds were aided in reaching their translational goals by preparing pitch decks, preparing invention disclosures and by connecting them with additional Pittsburgh commercialization resources both within and outside of the University.