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Scientific Advisory Board

Timothy F. Jamison, Ph.D.

Dr. Jamison is a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Co-Founder and Scientific Advisor of Snapdragon Chemistry. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Professor Jamison has received of numerous honors and awards in recognition of his research contributions, including the American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, the JSPS Invitation Fellowship, the Sloan Research Fellowship, the GlaxoSmithKline Scholar Award, the Amgen Young Investigator Award, the Boehringer Ingelheim New Investigator Award, National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the 3M Innovation Award. In addition to this, Professor Jamison serves on the International Advisory Board for the Journal of Flow Chemistry and on the Academic Advisory Board for Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis. The research in Professor Jamison's group focuses on discovering and developing new methods for synthesizing organic molecules. Professor Jamison has published over 100 research articles and 15 patents.

Business Advisory Board

Roger Dowd

Roger Dowd is a CEO and entrepreneur with more than twenty years of product and business development experience in the laser scanning, life science and medical industries. Starting in 1985, Mr. Dowd held several positions at General Scanning Inc. (GSI) including General Manager of the Life Sciences Business Unit. In that position, he led the transformation of an advanced engineering team into a life sciences business, culminating in its sale to Packard BioSciences for $120M. After the sale of the life sciences business, Mr. Dowd was recruited to lead the GSI Lumonics memory repair product line, a position that he left in December of 2001. In 2002 he co-founded Decision Biomarkers a protein biomarker platform company. Mr. Dowd holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and is named inventor on seven issued patents.

Davide Marini, Ph.D.

Davide Marini is a technology entrepreneur, focusing on opportunities in life sciences, medical devices, clinical diagnostics and software. He is currently the Co-Founder and CEO at inkbit. He previously served as the Managing Director at Abcam and before that as the CEO of Firefly BioWorks (acquired by Abcam), a company commercializing an innovative platform for multiplexed detection of biomarkers. Prior to Firefly, he was a research fellow in the Department of Cardiology at Children's Hospital Boston, where he worked on nanotechnology approaches to detecting the activity of ion channels. Davide received his Ph.D. in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, an M.B.A. from Collège des Ingénieurs (Paris, France) and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico of Milan (Italy).

Antonino Vaccaro, Ph.D.

Antonino Vaccaro is the Academic Director and a full time professor at the Center for Business in Society of the IESE Business School (Spain). His scientific and professional interests concern the intersection between technology strategy and organizational responsibility and accountability. Before joining IESE, Antonino has served as Executive Director of the Center for Ethics, Business and Economics of the Lisbon-Catolica, as research fellow in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy of Carnegie Mellon University and in the Information Ethics Group of the University of Oxford. Antonino Vaccaro has worked in consultancy and applied research projects for a number of companies including Southern Company, Artsana Group, Tecnotre, the Portuguese Judiciary Police, the UN Global Compact, EDP Foundation, Volkswagen, and REWE. Professor Vaccaro has also consulted as an expert in international dispute resolutions related to product liability, damage claims and asset evaluation. Antonino Vaccaro’s publications have appeared in journals including Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Ethics and Information Technology, The Information Society and Technological Forecasting and Social Change.



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