Catalyst Award Advisors

June Lee MD, FACCP

Chief Operating Officer, MyoKardia

Michael D. Lesh MD, FACC


Otis Littlefield

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Sarah Lively PhD

Executive Director, Site Head ChemPartner-San Francisco

Todd Lorenz MD

Clinical Development Consultant at Kinexum Services LLC

Jeffrey Lotz PhD

Professor, UCSF Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory

Rachel Loui

CEO, Innolab

Derek Maclean PhD

Vice President, Pharmaceutical Sciences at Applied Molecular Transport

Deepa Madhavan

Healthcare Innovation and Design, Blue Shield of California

Nagesh Mallugari MBA

Strategy Consultant & Venture Advisor

Mathai Mammen MD, PhD

Global Head of R&D, Johnson & Johnson

Ed Martin

Deputy Director, SaaS Platforms , UCSF

Linda McAllister MD, PhD

VP Scientific Affairs, BD Biosciences

James Merselis

Board Director, Trinity Biotech

Brian Metcalf PhD


Anke Meyer-Franke PhD

Staff Research Scientist, JD Gladstone Institutes

Jon Mirsalis PhD

Vice President, Translational Development, SRI International

Susan Molineaux PhD

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President, Calithera Biosciences, Inc.

Kevin Moore

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Consultant, Advisor, Educator

Walter Moos

CEO, ShangPharma Innovation, Inc.

Elizabeth Moyer PhD

CEO, M/P Biomedical Consultants LLC

Julie Murchinson MBA

Chief Executive Officer, Health Evolution Summit

Sean Muthian MBA, PhD

Executive Director, External Science Innovations, Allergan PLC

Mitchell Mutz PhD

Investment Director, Roche Venture Fund

Greg Naeve PhD

Head, Strategic Research Partnerships, San Francisco, Pfizer

Stanley Naides MD, FACP, FACR

Medical Director for Immunology, Quest Diagnostics

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

Steven Olson PhD

Adjunct Professor, UCSF

Julie Papanek

Partner, Canaan Partners

Merdad Parsey MD, PhD

SVP Early Clinical Development, Genentech

Erica Pascal

Founder, Ingensity IP

Anand Patel MD

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

Gary Patou MD

Managing Director, MPM Capital

Tillman Pearce MD

Chief Medical Officer, Threshold Pharmaceuticals

Rick Pesano MD, PhD

VP, Chief Medical Officer, Global Markets and Precision Medicine, Quest Diagnostics

Andrea Pirzkall MD

Principal Medical Director, Genentech

Titus Plattel MBA

Senior Executive Biotechnology

Michael Pleiss PhD

Owner and Manager, Mike Pleiss and Associates, LLC

William Quinn MBA, MA

President & CEO , Bullet Biotechnology

Alvin Rajkomar MD

HS Asst. Clinical Professor , Medicine, UCSF