Chris Coburn

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Chris Coburn is Chief Innovation Officer, Mass General Brigham, an integrated health care system that consists of Harvard University affiliates Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, McLean Hospital, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Mass General Brigham is the nation’s largest academic research enterprise with over $16 billion in annual revenue, 1.5…

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Seema Basu

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As Strategic Innovation Leader, Seema Basu, PhD, directs the strategy for open innovation and strategic research collaborations. She leads a team responsible for enabling strategic corporate alliances and new initiatives, such as the Innovation Fellows Program for career development and collaboration with industry.  The team also manages licensing and partnering of IP portfolios from Regenerative…

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Patrick Fortune

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Prior to Mass General Brigham, Pat served as Senior General Manager, Portfolio and Commercial Transactions at Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Pat also served as a member of the Clinic’s Innovations Advisory Board for 7 years prior to that. Previously, Dr. Fortune was a venture capitalist and a Partner at Boston Millennia Partners, where he successfully invested…

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Mike Freni

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Mike is Vice President, Business Development and Venture Partner, AI and Digital Innovation Fund at Mass General Brigham, where he focuses on supporting the commercialization of key Mass General Brigham assets, collaboration with industry, and exploration of potential digital and artificial intelligence investments for the venture fund.  Before joining Mass General Brigham Innovation, Mike spent…

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Roger Kitterman

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Roger Kitterman is a co-founder and a Managing Partner of Mass General Brigham Ventures and Vice President, Mass General Brigham Innovation. He joined Mass General Brigham Ventures at its founding in 2008 and played a significant role in the creation, early sourcing, financing, and development of the portfolio which includes 55 companies since inception and…

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Scott McNeal

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Scott McNeal serves as our Vice President for Innovation Operations and Analytics, responsible for the teams executing high volume Financial and Legal transactions supporting the Innovation business, Enterprise Research Administrative Applications, Research Analytics and Research Reimbursement. Scott comes to Innovation having spent over 15 years developing processes, systems and supporting analytics that facilitated the transformation…

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Diana Schwartzstein

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As a key member of the Mass General Brigham Innovation executive team, Diana has over 15 years of experience running financial and strategic programs with demonstrated success and impact.  She leads financial management, organizational development, talent enhancement and inclusion programs, including the customized executive education program “Innovation Academy”. Diana also leads our Innovation Community Expansion…

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Angela Shen, MD

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Dr. Shen provides expertise in translational medicine and clinical development for novel therapies being developed at Mass General Brigham, with a focus on the gene & cell therapy portfolio. Prior to joining Mass General Brigham, Dr. Shen served as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of multiple biotech startups including Arcellx, NKarta, Arvinas, and acting CMO of…

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Nimra Taqi

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Nimra is the Vice President of Business Development & Licensing at Mass General Brigham Innovation. In her role, Nimra has responsibility for leading the Business Development & Licensing team in the commercialization of technology developed by clinicians and researchers at Mass General Brigham. Prior to joining Mass General Brigham, Nimra led the Medical Device Group…

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Ila Anand, PhD

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Ila earned her PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Tufts and a BS in Biology from Cornell with a minor in Business. Prior to Mass General Brigham, Ila was a registered patent agent at a Boston law firm where she prepared and filed patent applications for venture-backed companies, emerging companies, public corporations, universities, and independent research…

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Monica Anderson

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As Senior Director, Monica is responsible for Research Applications and Innovation Operations.  In this role, she manages product owners and software engineers focused on the design, development and delivery of critical administrative systems that support our enterprise research and innovation needs.  Monica also oversees Innovation Operations including IP and Invention Disclosure Administration, Licensed revenue cycle…

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Tom Backus

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Tom is a Venture Associate within Amplify, the early-stage translational fund of Mass General Brigham Ventures. At Amplify, he focuses on areas of commercial diligence and operation, supporting investment and future company creation. He started his career in preclinical biotech research at Biogen, before moving to an MGB Ventures portfolio company, Keros Therapeutics, where he…

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