John L. Harb
Assistant Dean, Scientific Operations
Director, Office of Biotechnologyjohn.email@example.com
John Harb has been at Einstein
for over 30 years in positions of wide ranging and increasing responsibilities.
John joined the Office of Biotechnology’s predecessor office in 1996 and became
director of the Office in 2001. The Office’s track record of innovation and
asset creation led in 2007 to the establishment of the Office of Business Development,
in which John has an active senior role. In addition to his responsibility for
the Office of Biotechnology, John is also the Assistant Dean for Scientific
Operations, a position he has held since 2000. His responsibilities in the
Dean’s Office focus on laboratory space and resource allocation. He also
serves on several leadership committees, including the Dean’s Executive
Committee and the RPM. John received his B.S. in Environmental Health
from East Carolina University and received his M.S.P.H. from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Director, Office of Business Developmentrichard.firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to joining
the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2001 as assistant director in the
office of biotechnology, Richard Kosman, Sc.M.M., worked as a life sciences
industry investment banker/entrepreneur and developed a track record of
building valuable life sciences products and companies from academic
discoveries. In January 2005, Richard
was promoted to associate director of the office of biotechnology at
Einstein. In July 2007, he was further
promoted to founding director of the new office of business development, which
was created to establish additional collaborations with academic and commercial
entities and to further translate the basic research advances made at Einstein
into clinical applications.
his A.B. degree in chemistry summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard
College and received his Sc.M.M. (Master of Medical Sciences) degree from
Harvard Medical School.
serves on the steering committee of the Harold and Muriel Block Institute for
Clinical & Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center
(Block Institute); on the experimental therapeutics advisory council of the Block
Institute; and on the Pfizer Centers for Therapeutic Innovation — Einstein
joint steering committee. Finally, Richard
serves in the Smart Partners Network and on the Board of Directors of Austral
Incuba, the business incubator of Universidad Austral de Chile (a top-5
university in Chile).
Janis (Peck) Paradiso, M.B.A.
Associate Director, Office of Business Developmentjanis.email@example.com
Janis Peck Paradiso, M.B.A., joined the office of business development in late December 2007 as business development analyst and was promoted to assistant director in 2010. She was later promoted to Associate Director in January 2016. In this role, Janis is responsible for the office's internal marketing and branding initiatives, manages the Technology Transfer Intern Program and participates in the marketing, negotiation and licensing of Einstein’s technologies. Before joining Einstein, Janis worked in the Technology Transfer Office at the Research Foundation of the State University of New York (SUNY) for more than four years. In that position, she managed the Downstate Medical Center’s intellectual property portfolio, as well as other technologies from additional SUNY campuses; led licensing negotiations; and participated in marketing activities. Janis received her B.S. degree in computer engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly Polytechnic University) and her M.B.A. from the University at Albany, SUNY.
Benjamin (Benjy) Neymotin, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Office of Biotechnology
Benjy Neymotin, Ph.D., joined the Office of Biotechnology in September
2007 as Contract and Licensing Associate.
After two years in this role, he went to pursue a Ph.D. in genomics and
systems biology, returning to the Office in April of 2015 as Contract and
Licensing Manager. In January 2016, Benjy was promoted to Assistant Director. Benjy is responsible
for negotiating, processing, and managing a variety of agreements including
material transfer agreements, industry sponsored research agreements,
confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, and research tool license
agreements. Benjy received his B.S. in
biology from The Ohio State University’s Honors Program, his M.A. in
biotechnology from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. in genomics and systems
biology from New York University.
Wei Ouyang, Ph.D. Contracts & Licensing Associate, Office of Biotechnology firstname.lastname@example.org
Wei Ouyang, Ph.D., served as an
intern in the Office of Biotechnology and Business Development from 2013 to
2015 while working as a postdoctoral fellow at Einstein. In July 2015, he took
the position as Associate Technology Commercialization Manager at South Dakota
State University. He returned to Einstein in January 2016 as Contracts and
Licensing Associate. Wei is responsible for negotiating, managing, and
overseeing a broad range of agreements between Einstein and its industrial and
academic collaborators. Wei received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Life
Sciences from Nanjing University, China and his Ph.D. degree in Structural
Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics from Syracuse University.