San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Learn NSF's grant program that supports a broader range of startups than NIH. Ruth Shuman, PhD, a director of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, in The National Science Foundation, explains how the program supports startups with non-dilutive funding and how you can qualify.
One-on-ones (UCSF affiliates only) will be held from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Apply for one-on-one meeting here.
Speaker - Ruth Shuman
Ruth Shuman joined the National Science Foundation in August 2009. She is currently serving as Program Director for the Biology and Chemical Technologies (BC) Cluster in the SBIR/STTR Program, and was named Cluster Leader in 2011. Her area of technical focus at NSF is biological and biomedical technologies, and she has a keen interest in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. Formerly, she was the founder, president, and CEO of a successful venture-backed life science company, Gentra Systems, Inc., that developed, manufactured, and sold products for genetic testing and research to clinical and research laboratories worldwide. Following Gentra’s acquisition by Qiagen, she held various consulting/advisory positions with start-up companies, and was CEO-In- Residence for Life Science with the University of Minnesota’s Venture Center evaluating the business potential of University-developed technology. Ruth began her career as a faculty member at North Carolina State University and was a pioneer in the development of gene transfer and genetic engineering technology. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in the area of Genetics and Cell Biology.
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Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF