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Business of Biotech

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Business of Biotech is a workshop series that introduces grad students, postdocs and faculty from Yale and UConn to the core skills and building blocks to translate their research to the marketplace. This lecture and workshop series is designed to provide researchers in the life sciences with a comprehensive introduction to the bioscience business environment by exploring the process of transforming a scientific idea into a value­-generating product.

Presented by the Office of Cooperative Research and Yale Entrepreneurial Institute with support from the Yale Healthcare and Lifesciences Club, Canaan Partners, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Jackson Labs and Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

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April 19, 5:30-7:30pm: Pitch Preparation with Canaan Partners (at Alexion, 100 College St., New Haven). Colleen Cuffaro - Principal at Canaan Partners - will lead a talk on best practices when pitching to biotech and tech investors. All applicants to the Poster Session/Pitch Contests for the Yale Innovation Summit are highly encouraged to attend.



Colleen is a Principal on Canaan’s Healthcare Team. Leveraging her scientific training, Colleen is actively involved in our company creation efforts. She led Canaan's investment in Arrakis and sits on their board. Colleen holds an operational role at Antiva Biosciences and observes on the boards of Spyryx Biosciences, NextCure, and Arvinas. Previously she was a board observer at Novira Therapeutics which was acquired by Johnson&Johnson. She is a Visiting Research Scientist in the Department of Pharmacology at the Yale School of Medicine and helped to launch the Canaan-Yale Fellowship program. She is also a reviewer for the Long Island Biosciences Hub, the Robertson Therapeutic Development Fund at Rockefeller University, and an adviser to PITCH (Program in Innovative Therapeutics for Connecticut’s Health).

Colleen holds a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Physiology from Yale University, where her research was aimed at identifying a role for aberrant intracellular calcium signals in the development of metabolic syndrome.


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