Wednesday, March 21, 2012 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Brian Krausse, PhD, FAHAChief Scientific OfficerAlphaCore PharmaBrian attended graduate school at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago, and later at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans, where he received a Ph.D. in Physiology. After completing an NIH-sponsored postdoctoral training program under the guidance of Paul Roheim, M.D. he joined Parke-Davis/Pfizer where he became the lead pharmacologist on the team that discovered Lipitor, and head of the ACAT team that discovered avasimibe. In 2001 he left Pfizer and joined Esperion as VP of Development Pharmacology, and later as Head of Research. He was the preclinical pharmacologist on the Clinical development Team for apoAIMilano (ETC-216). His major research focus since 1973 has been cardiovascular therapeutics, in particular, cholesterol-lowering and anti-atherosclerotic drugs. Brian has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer reviewed scientific papers and book chapters in the field of lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis.Jim O'ConnellDirector, Venture CenterUniversity of Michigan Office of Technology TransferJim leads the Venture Center within the University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer, focused on creating high quality startup companies based on U M intellectual property. He has extensive corporate experience from Stryker Instruments, as well as local Ann Arbor startup experience from Xoran Technologies and Sensicore. In his more than 13 years of industry experience, Jim’s roles have always focused on product commercialization and business development, as well as operations and engineering responsibilities. He has helped commercialize over 30 different products including biomaterials, RF Ablation devices, infusion pumps, surgical power tools, high volume sterile disposables, CT Scanners, surgical navigation systems, resorbable plates and screws, and amperometric electrochemical sensors. He has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer and an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Maryland. Prior to industry, Jim was a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Air Force.
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