Director Innovation Services - NA
Alicia Evangelista has been with yet2 since July of 2014. She is responsible for innovation and technology assessment projects as well as for overseeing scouting activities for major corporations and SMEs across the United States.
Alicia has worked in both academia and government, with a strong background in technology transfer for the biological sciences and biochemistry.
At the National Institutes of Health, Alicia was responsible for the technology transfer and patenting activities of several emerging and infectious disease laboratories within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). She also volunteered as a technology evaluator with Bio Health Innovations, a public-private partnership focused on translating promising laboratory inventions to the Maryland marketplace and encouraging local start-ups.
Prior to that, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship within the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, where she studied mechanisms of cardio protection from a biochemistry and miRNA-based approach. Alicia received her PhD in Molecular Medicine from Boston University, where she studied mechanisms of calcium signalling and cell motility in the vasculature, and her B.S. from the University of Virginia, where she studied Biomedical Engineering.