MassTERi’s mission is to:

  • foster a culture of entrepreneurship at UMass Medical School and facilitate dynamic partnerships with industry,
  • bridge the gap between UMMS discoveries and their development into drugs, products, technologies and companies,
  • educate and nurture the next generation of translational scientists and entrepreneurs,
  • benefit the public good through development and commercialization of new therapies and creation of high-value life science jobs.



  • Anita Ballesteros, PhD, UMMS Office of Technology Management
  • Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD, UMMS Career & Professional Development
  • Anastasia Khvorova, PhD, RNA Therapeutics Institute
  • Jean King, PhD, UMMS Office of Research and Psychiatry
  • Margaret Koziel, MD, UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
  • Thomas McCullough, Corporate and Foundation Relations, UMMS Development Office
  • Melissa J Moore, PhD, RNA Therapeutics Institute
  • Linda Plano, PhD, Plano & Simple
  • Celia Schiffer, PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

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