PCIV Office Hours with Melisa Lopez-Anton
PCI Ventures hosts office hours Wednesday mornings. Each week, a member of the PCI Ventures team will be available to answer business questions on topics ranging from company formation and legal agreements to benefits and insurance. Anyone is welcome to take advantage of the office hours, so please sign up!
This week's office hours are with Melisa Lopez-Anton, PhD, Assistant Director of PCI Ventures. They will be virtual; sign up for a time here!
Dr. Lopez-Anton manages a portfolio of PCI Venture startup companies focusing on life sciences including medical device, biotechnology, and therapeutic sectors. Her primary responsibility is to build businesses that commercialize Penn intellectual property by recruiting management, developing business strategies, fundraising, supporting company operations, and executing deals.
Prior to joining PCI, Melisa worked with Yale University ventures commercializing their life science portfolio. Her interests in entrepreneurial ventures developed during her time in academia, where she combined her research work with a venture fellow position at FundRx, and spearheaded the planning of courses on entrepreneurship and venture capital addressed to increase diversity in scientific ventures. She is also an active member of the Spanish Scientists in USA (ECUSA), a non-profit organization where she contributes to the entrepreneurship and gender equality programs.
Melisa graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Valencia (Spain) and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Research from Cardiff University (UK).