Catalyst Award Advisors

Geetha Rao PhD, MS

CEO, Springborne Life Sciences

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

Randy Kesten

Medical Device R&D

Jon Freudman MD

Freudman Healthcare Consulting

Yan Cao PhD

Acting General Manager at Twist-China

Nick Pliam MD, PhD

Principal at Decheng Capital

Tony Fields MS, MSc

Independent Consultant

Jordan Sun MBA

Director of Venture Development at Siemens Healthineers Digital Incubator

Andy May D.Phil

Chief Technology Officer at Sana Biotechnology

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

Cindy Glass

Strategic Advisor, Jackdaw Rock

Marlene Grenon MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, UCSF

Elizabeth Gress MPA

Director of Strategy & Operations, The Kidney Project

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