Advisory Committee

Montana State University

Jay Evans, PhD
Director, Center for Translational Medicine
ASCEND Academic Principal Investigator

Deborah Conroy
Manager of Accounting and Fiscal Operations for CTM
ASCEND Program Specialist

University of New Mexico

Eric Prossnitz, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
ASCEND Academic Principal Investigator

Katherine Foster
ASCEND Program Specialist

Virtici, LLC

Neil Fanger, PhD
President and CEO
ASCEND Principal Investigator

Heidi Chapman, PhD
Business Development Associate
ASCEND Program Manager

 

Internal Advisory Committee 

University of Alaska, Anchorage

George Kamberov, PhD
Interim Vice Provost for Research

Christie Trueblood
Director of Finance

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Gwen Holdman
Director, Alaska Center for Energy and Power

Larry Hinzman, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Michael Bruno, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research

Steve Auerbach
Interim Director, Office of Innovation and Commercialization

University of Idaho

Janet Nelson, PhD
Vice President of Research and Economic Development

Jeremy Tamsen, JD
Chief Technology Officer

University of Montana

Scott Whittenburg, PhD
Vice President of Research & Creative Scholarship

Jay Evans, PhD
Director, Center for Translational Medicine

Montana State University

Renee Reijo Pera, PhD
Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Nick Zelver
Technology Transfer Officer

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Mary Croughan, PhD
Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Zach Miles
Vice President for Economic Development

University of Nevada - Reno

Mridul Gautum, PhD
Vice President for Research and Innovation

Ellen Purpus, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Enterprise and Innovation

University of New Mexico

Richard Larson, PhD
Executive Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellor Research

Eric Prossnitz, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

New Mexico State University

Luis Cifuentes, PhD
Vice President of Research

Dana Catron
Program Manager, Arrowhead Center

University of Wyoming

Ed Synakowski, PhD
Vice President for Research and Economics

H. Victoria Bryant
Interim Director Technology Transfer Office

 

External Advisory Committee

 John Chavez, MBA
President, New Mexico Angels

Gary Fanger, PhD, MBA
President & CEO, Rise Therapeutics, LLC

Stephen F. Flaim, PhD, FACC, FAHA
President & CEO CardioCreate, Inc.

David G. Lowe, PhD
Managing Director, AllosteRX Capital

Will Price, MBA
Founder, Next Frontier Capital

Jeff Warmke, PhD
SVP, Business Development, Daiichi Sankyo