Dan’s passion for innovation has consistently led him to seek opportunities bestriding science and business. Dan’s main interests lie in bio-entrepreneurism and building a bio-business. Dan is part of the Skaggs Oxford Program, a unique fellowship that permits two students per year to pursue a dual-doctorate at Lincoln College, Oxford and The Scripps Research Institute in California (DPhil, PhD). His research focuses on designing high-affinity anti-carbohydrate antibodies that can be used clinically for certain malignancies and infectious diseases.
Gabriel Mecklenburg is a 3rd year PhD candidate at Imperial College London, where he is working on tissue engineering methods. Gabriel joined OBR during the run-up to the expansion into London and sits on the overall OBR Exec Committee.
Mehmet completed a PhD in neuropharmacology and drug delivery to the brain at King’s College London in 2013. Mehmet has over 10 years experience as a self-taught freelance graphic designer and combined this with his passion for the commercialisation of science in co-founding Marblar in 2012. Mehmet leads design, communications and branding for OBR.
Juan followed his PhD in Neurobiology at UCLA with postdoctoral training at Stanford University studying the molecular mechanism of mechanotransduction with Miriam Goodman. He currently splits his time between Stanford University and a local start-up commercializing array tomography, a high-resolution, proteomic imaging technology. Juan looks forward to coordinating engagements that create significant value for clients and provide scientists meaningful opportunities to apply their analytical and creative skills to business problems.
Nick received his Pharm.D. from Nova Southeastern University, and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Southern California. After finishing his Ph.D., Nick spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University studying the biological mechanisms of induced pluripotent stem cells, and was also the founding president of OBR-Bay. As the Director of Global On-Campus Operations, he is looking forward to bringing together people from academia and industry across all OBR chapters to move innovative ideas forward.