The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute is excited to announce that Dr. Dee Dao has joined our team as Venture Associate focusing on new ventures in life science and healthcare.
As a Venture Associate, Dee will help drive engagement in life science entrepreneurship and technology commercialization across the university; source, evaluate and lead the due diligence of investment opportunities in the healthcare and life science sectors for the Innovation Venture Fund; and helping to oversee portfolio company management and growth.
Prior to joining the NYU, Dee was at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research where she contributed to early oncology therapeutic development planning and oversaw intellectual property (IP) strategy to support the clinical development of the Institute’s therapeutics. Before that, Dee investigated bacterial virulence and immunity to identify new vaccines against Tuberculosis as a postdoctoral fellow in an HHMI laboratory at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Currently, Dee also serves as a mentor for entrepreneurs participating in the Entrepreneurship Lab, a NYCEDC initiative.
Dee received a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics/Developmental Biology at Columbia University and a B.S. in Chemistry from University of Pittsburgh.
Please join us in welcoming Dee to NYU!