RCMB Innovation and Entrepreneurial Working Group


2019-2021 RCMB Innovation & Entrepreneurial Working Group Roster


Name Institution Start-up Company
David Lagares  Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Founder of Mediar Therapeutics 
Louise Hecker  Associate Professor, University of Arizona Founder of Fibronox
Scott Turner  Vice President of Translational Science VP of Pliant Therapeutics 
Richard Marshall  Senior Vice President and Global Head of Respiratory & Immunology Late Stage Development, AstraZeneca  
S. Vamsee Raju Assistant Professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham  
Toby Maher Director of Interstitial Lung Disease, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.  
Kambez Benam Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Founder of Pneumax
Naftali Kaminski Boehringer-Ingelheim Endowed Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine,
Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Timothy R Watkins Executive Director, Clinical Research
Respiratory Disease Area Lead
Inflammation Therapeutics
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Chelsea Magin Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus Counsultant to Sharklet Technologies
Milica Vukmirovic Health Innovation Coach, McMaster University;  Innovation and Commercialization consultant, The Research Institute of St Joe's
Jason J Rose Assistant Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine President, CEO, and co-Founder of Globin Solutions
Dean Sheppard Division Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep and Director of the Lung Biology Center, UCSF and Scientific Founder of Pliant Therapeutics Scientific Founder of Pliant Therapeutics
Nicholas Kenyon Division Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, UC David Health   ICORPS leader
Robert Tarran Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Physiology, University of North Carolina CSO of Eldec Pharmaceuticals 
Alan Cohen Vice President - Global Medical Affairs
Eidos Therapeutics
San Francisco, CA
Eidos Therapeutics
Rama Mallampalli Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine. Consultant and co-founder of Koutif
Jacob S Brenner Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania 's Pulmonary. Allergy, & Critical Care Division Founder of RightAir
David Morris Operating Partner, Novartis Venture Fund   Chief Medical Officer of Enterprise Therapeutics
Silke Hobbie Global Head of Business Development & Licensing, Respiratory, Boehringer Ingelheim   
Lynne Murray  Respiratory, Inflammation, Autoimmunity IMED unit, AstraZeneca  
Irina Petrache Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health
Scientific founder of Allinaire Therapeutics
Richard Gomer Professor, Department of Biology Texas A&M University Co-founder of Promedior
Jeremy Hirota Assistant Professor of Medicine, McMaster University Advisor to M De Groote initativie for entrepreneruship and commercialization, McMaster University
Melanie Koenigshoff Professor, University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus