In this episode, we will be interviewing Dr. Jennifer Shieh, Chief Scientist and Program Manager Office of Innovation and Technology Office of Investment and Innovation U.S. Small Business Administration. She advances technology commercialization through the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs, building partnerships and coordinating policy across the 11 participating Federal agencies.

She served as the Assistant Director for Entrepreneurship at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She led national efforts to improve the transfer of federally-funded technologies from lab to market, advance Federal agency coordination on R&D infrastructure, and champion open innovation through prizes and citizen science. Previously, she managed the Small Business Program for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and served as a Program Director at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) SBIR Development Center, having joined NCI as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow.

She was involved in product and customer development at Syapse, a precision medicine-focused startup, and mobile games startup Sub versus Interactive. Dr. Shieh studied the brain and cognitive sciences at MIT then earned her Ph.D. in neurosciences at Stanford University. She is co-author of the textbook Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience.
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