Suhrud Rajguru, Ph.D.
Dr. Rajguru is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Otolaryngology, whose NIH and industry-funded research focuses on developing devices and therapeutics to treat hearing loss and balance disorders. With nine CTSA partners and a National Teaching Team of experts from the NIH’s SBIR I-Corps program, he has been funded by NIH NCATS Train-the-Trainer and Innovation Awards to develop the I-Corps@NCATS Program. In partnership with UInnovation and a team of experts, he leads a South Florida regional I-Corps@NCATS Short Course at the University of Miami as its Program Director.
National Instructor for both the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps™ and for the National Institute of Health’s I-Corps @ NIH™ program. In addition to his role at the US national level, he has been the principal instructor for international cohorts in the I-Corps & Lean Start-up arena in South America and Asia/Pacific, as well as lead instructor for the US State Department’s Global Initiative for Innovation in Technology programs in Southern and Western Africa.
Molly Wasko, Ph.D.
Dr. Molly Wasko is Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Innovation & Faculty Success at the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is also the I-Corps Programs Director at UAB. Dr. Wasko is an active entrepreneur and co-founded high-tech startup, inDegree, winner of the 2012 Alabama Launchpad Business Plan Award and second place winner in the 2012 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Disabled Veterans and Families Business Plan Competition.