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Our People: Amy Steadman

Amy Steadman is a biochemist for Intellectual Ventures Lab, currently working on a cervical cancer screening project to develop a test that would help diagnose high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) in the pre-cancer stage. We recently spoke with Amy to learn more about her passion for using research to help women in the developing world, her inspiration for her work and how she rocks out in her free time. 

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Our People: Adam Akullian

Adam Akullian is a postdoctoral researcher with Intellectual Ventures’ Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM). A National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship recipient, Adam is currently focused on mathematical and epidemiological modeling of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, with the goal of informing effective public health interventions. We met with Adam recently to discuss what brought him to IDM, his hopes for the future, and how collecting snails in China convinced him to pursue a Ph.D. in Epidemiology.  

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Staff Spotlight: Danielle Quint, Principal Enterprise Business Analyst

When your job depends on creating solutions to complex problems, enjoying those challenges is a welcomed attribute. Luckily, Danielle Quint doesn’t just enjoy challenges, she relishes them. As a Principal Enterprise Business Analyst for Intellectual Ventures, Danielle works tirelessly to improve critical systems to meet the ever-changing needs of the business.

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Staff Spotlight: Gary McKnight, Ph.D., Scientific Program Manager

With deep and broad knowledge in the bio sciences and a focus on biotechnology, Gary McKnight, Ph.D., is always up-to-date on the latest scientific advances as he pushes to identify the next breakthrough. For National Inventors Month, we sat down with Gary to hear more about his background and perspective on invention.  

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Staff Spotlight: Kate Sharadin, Senior Director, Business Development

After nearly two decades on Wall Street and five years running a private consulting practice, Kate joined Intellectual Ventures (IV) to lead healthcare efforts focused on future invention strategy with the Invention Science Fund (ISF) and commercialization of existing inventions. With deep business knowledge in the healthcare and life sciences industries, Kate is focused on contributing to the business of invention that enables our world to become smarter, more livable, more prosperous, and simply, better.

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Staff Spotlight: Matthew Wahlrab, Manager, IP and Market Analytics

Matthew Wahlrab is constantly thinking innovation. As a Manager of IP and Market Analytics at Intellectual Ventures (IV) working in the Invention Science Fund (ISF), he’s relentlessly looking for ways to help customers solve vexing problems. Even during a recent vacation in Italy, while walking the halls of the Uffizi and marveling at the influence of the Renaissance, Matthew was taking cues from the past as inspiration for the future.

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Staff Spotlight: Kevin Nichols

Our latest staff spotlight is Kevin Nichols, a Senior Research Engineer at IV. Kevin’s impressive chemical engineering experience drives his efforts to improve malaria detection and positively impact global public health. Here’s what Kevin had to say about his work, inspiration, and background:

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Staff Spotlight: Dan Lieberman

Today we’re highlighting Dan Lieberman, a mechanical engineer and project lead at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory. Dan’s background in the science of explosions gives him the unique ability to distill complex problems to their core elements and solve them in a quick and meaningful way.

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Staff Spotlight: Shannon Kuyper

Today we’re highlighting Shannon Kuyper, a research program manager at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory. Shannon’s science roots combined with her business training gives her a unique perspective on the shared challenges and opportunities for many of the lab’s projects.    

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Staff Spotlight: IV in Ireland

The invention marketplace is global — and so is IV. Declan Carew is one of our worldwide employees based in Ireland.

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Staff Spotlight: IV Patent Acquisitions

Intellectual Ventures (IV) has one of the largest patent portfolios in the world, which we’ve built up through our own in-house invention process, a worldwide network of inventors, and by working closely with some of the most inventive individuals, startups, and companies in the world.

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Staff Spotlight: Engineering in the Business of Invention

From lab scientists and patent lawyers to nuclear physicists and engineers, Intellectual Ventures employees share a passion for invention. Much like our inventive pursuits, our talent is also diverse.

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