Harvard Business School Recognizes Former LYS Delegate

Congratulations to LYS Delegate Alum, Theresa Tribble, who has been named by Harvard Business School as one of five outstanding Blavatnik Fellows in Life Science Entrepreneurship. Super great!

A link to the press release from Harvard Business School can be found here

BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) has named its 2015-2016 Blavatnik Fellows in Life Science Entrepreneurship. These Fellows, five outstanding HBS alumni who graduated from the School no more than seven years ago, will work with inventors from Harvard University’s research laboratories to promote the commercialization of innovative life science-oriented technologies with significant market potential.

The Blavatnik Fellowship Program, which admits five exceptional individuals each year through a competitive application process, was created in 2012 as part of a $50 million gift to Harvard University from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, headed by Len Blavatnik (MBA 1989). The launch of the Fellowship Program was the beginning of a major initiative to expedite new ventures via the Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator, which identifies and supports early-stage, highly promising technologies from Harvard University. The Fellows work closely with inventors through Harvard’s Office of Technology Development to determine the best route for the commercialization of a product.

The Blavatnik Fellows Program is directed by Vicki Sato, Ph.D., former president of Vertex Pharmaceuticals and now Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School.

THERESA TRIBBLE (MBA 2009) comes to the Blavatnik Fellowship from SynapDx, an autism diagnostics company, where she served most recently as vice president of commercial strategy. As part of the founding team, she was involved in a number of areas, including marketing, communications, clinical collaborations, business development, product planning, and operations. Tribble started her career at Putnam Associates, which provides strategy consulting services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. She is on the board of the New England chapter of Autism Speaks. She studied English and political science at Wellesley College.