Catalyst Award Advisors

Patrick Yam MBA

Founder and CEO of Somnology, Inc.

Rajan Patel MS

Founder & COO at iO life science

Jessica Richter

COO at Experien Group

Michael J. Billig

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Experien Group

Isabel Elaine Allen PhD

Professor of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, UCSF

Ari Azhir PhD, MPhil

Founder, Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals

Noelle Bagnall

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at eLum Technologies Inc

Steven Basta MBA

Chief Executive Officer of Menlo Therapeutics, Inc.

Madhavi Bellamkonda MA

Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Abbott Vascular

Robert Blazej PhD

Partner at Mission Bay Capital, Director at MBC Biolabs

Daniel Burnett MD, MBA

CEO, Theranova

Al Chin MD

Co-Founder, Pavilion Medical Innovations, LLC

Douglas Crawford PhD

Managing Director, Mission Bay Capital

Tejal Desai PhD

Chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

Frederick Dorey JD

Special Counsel, Life Sciences, Cooley, LLP

Stacy Feld JD

Senior Director, Consumer Scientific Innovation, J&J Innovation

Michi Garrison MS

R&D Executive, Medical Device Industry

Bruce Gingles

Vice President, Cook Medical

Cindy Glass

Strategic Advisor, Jackdaw Rock

Marlene Grenon MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, UCSF

Michael Gropper MD, PhD

Professor, Anesthesia, UCSF

Scott Hammond MD

Chief Medical Officer, Corporate Secretary Director of Translational Medical Research Laboratory, UCSB

Elisa Harvey PhD, DVM

Senior Regulatory Consultant, CardioMed Device Consultants

Syed Hossainy PhD

Director of the Innovation Incubator, Abbott Vascular

Eric Hsia

Venture Partner, Translink Capital

Laurence Hyman JD, MS

Of counsel, canady + lortz LLP, Principal, Hyman IP Law

Sean Ianchulev MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Transcend Medical, Inc.

Chris Jones MSE


H. Michael Keyoung MD, PhD

Managing Partner, Portola Capital Partners LLC, President, Catalyst Biosciences Asia

David Kim MD, MBA

CEO, DigiTx Partners

Sanjay Kumar MD, PhD

Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

Jeffrey Lotz PhD

Professor, UCSF Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory

Deepa Madhavan

Healthcare Innovation and Design, Blue Shield of California

Linda McAllister MD, PhD

VP Scientific Affairs, BD Biosciences

Carol Nast MS

President, Enterprise Catalyst Group

John Neet

Senior Medical Device Mangement (VP,Pres.,CTO,CEO)

Mika Nishimura MBA

Senior Medtech Executive - Venture Partner

Gerardo Noriega

GVMED, Managing Director

H. Semih Oktay PhD, MS

President & Founder, CardioMed Device Consultants, LLC

Erica Pascal

Founder, Ingensity IP

Anand Patel MD

Staff Interventional & Diagnostic Radiologist, Providence Little Company Of Mary Medical Center

Jonathan Root MD, MBA

General Partner, U.S. Venture Partners

Rob Schock

Founding Member, Venture Consulting Group

Ajit Singh PhD

Managing Director and General Partner, Artiman Ventures

Ravi Srinivasan PhD

Cofounder, Biomedical start up