Columbia Business School's New York alumni club hosted a panel about the movement toward building out the life sciences community in NYC on May 4th. Oddly, no jokes were made about Star Wars and no one wore cool socks like Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. But I digress.
Wendy Diller, the moderator, selected just the right mix of speakers. Well, me, of course...but also Maria Gotsch, President and CEO of the Partnership Fund of New York, which has played a critical role in accelerating the region’s life sciences growth; Shoshana Shendelman, PhD, founder and CEO of Applied Therapeutics, which targets areas of debilitating diseases for which no treatment is available, with technology licensed from Columbia; and Sam Sia, professor in the department of biomedical engineering at Columbia’s School of Engineering and a prolific life sciences entrepreneur, who is founder of Clarus Diagnostics and Harlem Biospace.