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Equalize 2020 Mentors Matched

By Kristen Otto | January 27, 2020

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Therapeutics Session 

Jay Parrish of Vir Biotechnology, Inc. will mentor Barbara Ehrlich, Yale University.
Technology: A new target for treatment of Wolfram Syndrome

Nancy Hong of RiverVest Venture Partners will mentor Yiping Han, Columbia University.
Technology: Novel therapeutics to treat familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)

Jay Lichter of Avalon Ventures will mentor Sandhya Kortagere, Drexel University.
Technology: A disease modifying and neuroprotective agent to treat Parkinson’s disease

Julie Cherrington of Arch Oncology will mentor Martina Roos, University of California, Los Angeles.
Technology: Small molecule regulators of microRNA targets in AML stem cells

Robyn Goforth of VIC Technology Venture Development will mentor Judith Sebolt-Leopold, University of Michigan.
Technology: A first-in-class therapeutic targeting deregulation of EGFR and PI3K

Alexis Demonbreun, Northwestern University
Technology: Genetic modifiers of muscle disease as therapeutic targets


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Medical Devices & Diagnostics

Laura McCoolidge of Sofia Fund will mentor Reetuparna Das, University of Michigan.
Technology: Computing solution for secondary analysis in human whole genome sequencing

Heather Walsh of Baxter International Inc. will mentor Melanie Joy, University of Colorado.
Extracorporeal device for optimizing phosphate control in hemodialysis

Elise Miller Hoffman of Cultivation Capital will mentor Sunyoung Kim, Louisiana State University School of Medicine & Health Sciences Center.
Technology: Biomarker panel to improve necrotizing enterocolitis diagnosis

Shobha Parthasarathi of Xontogeny will mentor Kacey Marra, University of Pittsburgh.
Technology: Biodegradable nerve guide

Tara Butler of Ascension Ventures will mentor Sarah Vigmostad, The University of Iowa.
Technology: Novel, high-throughput cell separation techniques for single cell sequencing and cancer diagnosis

Wayne Embree of Rev1 Ventures will mentor Pamela Woodard, Washington University in St. Louis.
Technology: AtheroBrite