Emeritus Professor, Medical Physics and Human Oncology; Director, Medical Devices Focus Area, Morgridge Institute for Research
Trained at Caltech and Harvard, he joined the faculty of the Oncology Dept at the UW-Madison in 1971. He founded the UW Biotechnology Center in 1984. He received the 1982 Pfizer Award, the 1999 Waksman Medal and the 2013 UW Alumni Entrepreneurial Achievement Award. He co-founded ConjuGon, INC, a Madison, WI anti-microbial biotech company and is active in promoting Wisconsin biotechnology and in public education.
Ph.D., Northwestern University Professor, Department of Medicine- Geriatrics Associate Director, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center
Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship & WAVE class, Co-founder fo the Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (WEB). Former CEO and Chairman of $450M imagining parts and supplies distributor. Formerly a consultant at McKinsey where he focused on strategy, M&A, and operations.
Allen Dines is an Executive Advisor at WISC Partners, a strategic operating capital fund founded by a group of Silicon Valley-based UW-Madison alumni. Allen has more than 30 years of experience at the executive level working at the interface of science and technology.
Erwin W. Mueller Professor and Bascom Professor of Surface Science
John D. MacArthur Professor; Claud Bernard Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Co-Leader Tumor Microenvironment Program, UW Carbone Cancer Center; Serial inventor/entrepreneur with various roles in multiple UW spin-out companies
Professor of Animal Sciences Department, has co-invented over 40 US Patents assigned to WARF that are licensed to eight companies. He has also co-founded four startup companies based on his laboratory's discoveries, and directed the launch of Discovery to Product on UW-Madison's campus in 2013.