About the Editors

Mark J. Ahn is associate professor, global management at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University; and principal at Pukana Partners, Ltd. that provides strategic consulting to life science companies. Dr. Ahn's teaching and research interests include global strategy and innovation management; biotechnology and life science industries; leadership and transformational change; and social entrepreneurship. Dr. Ahn was founder, president, and chief executive officer of Hana Biosciences, and also held senior management positions at Genentech, Amgen and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Dr. Ahn also serves on the board of directors of public and private biotechnology companies.

Michael A. Alvarez is founding director of the Stanford School of Medicine Career Center. His professional experience spans 17 years working at the cross-section of business and academia, including coaching and teaching at Boston College, business consulting as part of Accenture.s NYC practice, founding UCSF.s Office for Career & Professional Development, and consulting to life science companies in the areas of strategy and business development. He is widely sought for input and expert opinion and has published numerous articles on medical research and training, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, and labor market economics. Michael holds bachelors and master's degrees from Boston College, a certificate in IP management from the U of Washington, and studied business at IESE in Barcelona, Spain. He is a member and vice chairman of the board for Bay Bio and the Bay Bio Institute respectively.

Arlen D. Meyers is professor of otolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery), engineering and dentistry at the University of Colorado Denver. He is an award winning clinician, researcher, educator and bioscience entrepreneur. Dr Meyers is the founder of three bioscience and healthcare companies, consults to industry and leads several global bioentrepreneurship education initiatives. He has published over 300 books and journal articles. Dr. Meyers received his BS from Dickinson College, an MD from Jefferson Medical College, completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and his MBA from the University of Colorado. He is a former Harvard-Macy fellow, a National Library of Medicine Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar (bioentrepreneurship).

Anne S. York is associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at Creighton University. She is director of Creighton's NSF-funded bioscience entrepreneurship program and the professional science masters degree in bioscience management. Her articles have appeared in a range of journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Long Range Planning. She is past chair and program chair of the U.S. Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship's Technology and Life Science Entrepreneurship division.

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