BBI is comprised of a core team of representatives from Weill Cornell Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University, who are the backbone of our organization. We work with our Professional Advisors, comprised of noteworthy members of the life sciences entrepreneurial ecosystem and regularly work with our Alumni to build out our program. Additionally, we work closely and extensively with our external partners and advisors, please visit Our Community page to learn about how we work with the larger healthcare, business, and technology community.

Team and Volunteer Board

Guest Lecturers, Mentors, and Professional Advisors

 

 Dan-Oscar Antson, PhD, Technology Licensing Officer, Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University (CTL)                                                                         Dan-Oscar Antson, PhD, Technology Licensing Officer, Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University (CTL)  Imran Babar, PhD, Vice President, Private Equity, OrbiMed Advisors                                                                        Imran Babar, PhD, Vice President, Private Equity, OrbiMed Advisors  David BenDaniel, PhD, Advisor, Big Red Venture Fund                                                                             David BenDaniel, PhD, Advisor, Big Red Venture Fund Nicholas Bishop, PhD, Analyst, Deerfield                   Nicholas Bishop, PhD, Analyst, Deerfield Anna Blender, Senior Vice President, BAV Consulting Anna Blender, Senior Vice President, BAV Consulting Frank Borchetta, JD, CEO and President, Repairogen                                                                     Frank Borchetta, JD, CEO and President, Repairogen  Renier Brentjens, MD, PhD, PI at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Co-founder, Juno Therapeutics                                                                      Renier Brentjens, MD, PhD, PI at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Co-founder, Juno Therapeutics  Tony Chen, President and CEO, PrimeVax Immuno-Oncology Inc                                                                 Tony Chen, President and CEO, PrimeVax Immuno-Oncology Inc  Ryan Cochran, Healthcare Operator and Investor; Care Partnerships, Bright Health                                                                  Ryan Cochran, Healthcare Operator and Investor; Care Partnerships, Bright Health  Barry Coller, MD, Director, Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science                                                                 Barry Coller, MD, Director, Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science Phil Crowley, JD, Law Office of Philip P. Crowley LLC                                                       Phil Crowley, JD, Law Office of Philip P. Crowley LLC  Colleen Cuffaro, PhD, Principal, Canaan Partners                                                                  Colleen Cuffaro, PhD, Principal, Canaan Partners Paul Dossa, PhD, Investor, Venrock                                                         Paul Dossa, PhD, Investor, Venrock  Imke Ehlers, PhD, Senior Licensing Manager, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center                                                                   Imke Ehlers, PhD, Senior Licensing Manager, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Tony Esposito, Startup Consultant, inDinero          Tony Esposito, Startup Consultant, inDinero  David S. Frank, PhD, Managing Director, MEDx Associates LLC                                             David S. Frank, PhD, Managing Director, MEDx Associates LLC Kevin FitzGerald, MBA, Startup Coach, KevinBizGlobal                                                              Kevin FitzGerald, MBA, Startup Coach, KevinBizGlobal Eileen Flowers, PhD, Licensing Manager, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center                                                                      Eileen Flowers, PhD, Licensing Manager, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Natalya Gertsik, PhD, Associate, McKinsey & Company                                                           Natalya Gertsik, PhD, Associate, McKinsey & Company Stephen Goodman, JD, Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP; Co-Founder, Mid Atlantic Bio Angels                                                   Stephen Goodman, JD, Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP; Co-Founder, Mid Atlantic Bio Angels Kenneth Hess, PhD, BBI Alumnus and Founding Member; Manager, Licensing and Business Development at Purdue Pharma L.P.                                                           Kenneth Hess, PhD, BBI Alumnus and Founding Member; Manager, Licensing and Business Development at Purdue Pharma L.P. Jonathan Gordon, MBA, Director, NYP Ventures                                                                  Jonathan Gordon, MBA, Director, NYP Ventures  Steven Isaacman, Founder & CEO, PHD, Biosciences                                                         Steven Isaacman, Founder & CEO, PHD, Biosciences  Howard B. Johnson, MBA, Co-Founder, GO4HLTH; Vice President of Corporate Developement, Lion Biotechnologies, Inc.                                                Howard B. Johnson, MBA, Co-Founder, GO4HLTH; Vice President of Corporate Developement, Lion Biotechnologies, Inc.  Jeffrey Johnson, JD, Partner, Pryor Cashman                                               Jeffrey Johnson, JD, Partner, Pryor Cashman  Craig S. Kenesky, PhD, IP Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC                                           Craig S. Kenesky, PhD, IP Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC Arthur Klausner, Chief Executive Officer, Gem Pharmaceuticals                             Arthur Klausner, Chief Executive Officer, Gem Pharmaceuticals  Jerry Korten, President, Meledex Inc.; CEO, ColdSteel Laser, Inc.; Member Executive Advisors Network, Columbia Technology Ventures                           Jerry Korten, President, Meledex Inc.; CEO, ColdSteel Laser, Inc.; Member Executive Advisors Network, Columbia Technology Ventures Michael Kuznetsov, Vice President of Marketing, Talkspace  Michael Kuznetsov, Vice President of Marketing, Talkspace Justin Lambert, MBA, Vice President of Business Development, Nomad Health  Justin Lambert, MBA, Vice President of Business Development, Nomad Health
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BBI Alumni

We have a diverse pool of over 300 BBI alumni. Some of these alumni have founded startups or joined biotech, industry, finance or consulting companies, and come back to mentor teams each year.