The fourth annual Yale Innovation Summit, presented by the Office of Cooperative Research and Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, took place on May 10. Alanna Schepartz, Sterling Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology won both a $300,000 Blavatnik Development Grant and took first place in the Biotech Pitch Contest at the Summit, winning a $5,000 prize supported by Elm Street Ventures. Schepartz and her postdoctoral associate Rebecca Wissner presented a promising technology called Exolva that would allow protein materials into the cytosol and nucleus to deliver personalized therapeutics. The technology has been in development for the past decade.
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