Marvin Barksdale

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Marvin supports a range of system-wide business development activities at Mass General Brigham, focusing primarily on the commercialization of key and emerging discoveries, innovations, and other digital health technology. Leading the drafting, structuring, and negotiation of license, co-development, and collaborative research agreements, Marvin utilizes over two decades of experience in strategic Digital IP deal making…

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Chris Beares

As Senior Director Chris is responsible for the Transactional Affairs Group.  In this role he manages a team of attorneys focused on the negotiation of material transfer agreements, human tissue transfer agreements, confidential disclosure agreements and data use agreements amongst others. In addition to working for Innovation, Chris maintains a private law practice. Chris holds…

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Carl Berke

Carl’s career has spanned over 25 years in the practice and management of innovation to bring new technologies from lab to market. As a bench scientist and R&D director, he worked at Polaroid Corporation and Hygeia Sciences in the development of photographic and clinical products for both consumer and professional markets – he is an…

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Kris Betres

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As Senior Director of Contracts and Negotiations, Kris enables the rapid execution of Mass General Brigham technology based agreements with industry partners. Her daily focus is on ensuring the success of these industry relationships with her diligence. Kris’s depth of transaction oriented legal experience includes nearly 15 years at Mass General Brigham, as well as,…

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Gaye Bok

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Gaye joined Mass General Brigham in March 2020 to head up the $30M AI and Digital Innovation Fund (AIDIF) investing in commercial stage digital health companies working with the Mass General Brigham system. She brings more than seven years venture experience investing in healthcare and life sciences companies as a venture partner at Excel Venture…

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Emilie Braun

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Emilie is managing a team working across a variety of Departments at MGH, BWH as well as McLean and Spaulding. Prior to joining Mass General Brigham, Emilie built scientific and business expertise in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, including 5 years at Sanofi in External Innovation and Research Transactions. Emilie holds a PharmD from the…

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Stacey Brenner

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Stacey is Senior Director, Investor Relations and Finance for Mass General Brigham Innovation Fund. Stacey has 20 years of venture capital and private equity experience. Prior to joining Mass General Brigham, she held leadership roles for managing successful fundraisings for Flagship Ventures and MPM Capital. Stacey was previously a Managing Director at Cambridge Associates where…

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Eilish Brown

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Eilish is a program manager for the Brigham Ignite team. Prior to joining Mass General Brigham she spent over a decade working for pharmaceutical companies, working mostly in the rare disease space. She developed expertise in drug development, working on projects using a wide variety of modalities and techniques in a range of roles. Eilish…

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Rick Cahaly

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Rick’s primary responsibilities include negotiating and processing agreements for Innovation, including confidentiality, material transfer, human tissue transfer, sponsored research, and collaboration agreements. Before joining Mass General Brigham, Rick worked in the Office of Intellectual Property Counsel at MIT, negotiating and processing incoming material transfer agreements, as well as other agreements, including collaboration, confidentiality, beta test,…

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Thaisa Camargo

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Thaisa is responsible for providing administrative support to the Amplify and Brigham Ignite teams within Mass General Brigham Innovation. Prior to her role at Innovation, Thaisa worked in administrative positions within the Psychiatry department at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Thaisa received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of…

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Alba Chacon, PhD


Alba is responsible for managing and licensing technologies arising from the Department of Surgery and the Center for Systems Biology at MGH, the Division of Genetics at BWH, and the Department of Urology at both MGH and BWH. Prior to joining Mass General Brigham, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center…

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Suleima Chan

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Suleima is responsible for supporting the revenue cycle within Innovation by processing legal bills and communicating closely with our billing contacts at law firms. Prior to her role at Innovation, Suleima worked in an administrative position at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as the Business Officer for a private school in the North Shore. Suleima…

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