Board of Advisors
Jason M. Finkelstein is an expert in product management, marketing, and business strategy for technology products and services with a focus on web and mobile software. He has over a decade of experience working in operating technology startups and venture capital. He holds an MBA with concentrations in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Columbia Business School and a Bachelors in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University.

Peter F. Snell is an associate attorney in the Intellectual Property ("IP") Section of the law firm, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C. Peter is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Generally, Peter manages and develops patent portfolios for clients, performs IP due diligence reviews, and handles various other IP matters including aspects of complex IP litigation.

Andrew Wolk is founder and CEO of Root Cause, a nonprofit organization that advances enduring solutions to social and economic problems by supporting social innovators and educating social impact investors.
He is also a senior lecturer in social entrepreneurship at MIT and was recently appointed a Gleitsman Visiting Practitioner in Social Innovation at David Gergen's Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. He holds an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Management from Boston University and a B.A. from Lehigh University.

Geoffrey Chupp, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to directing the Pulmonary Function Laboratory and the Yale Center for Asthma and Airways Disease, he pursues translational research on asthma severity with a focus on molecular phenotyping and chitinases. Geoff is co-founder of the Research Accelerator.

Steven J. Greenberg was a practicing attorney at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Chadbourne Parke in New York before founding the job search website Jobs4.0, which helps top employers reach out to job seekers over 40. Jobs 4.0 was awarded the 'Company to Watch' award by the Connecticut Technology Council and the 'Best Employment Job Sites' by a leading rating service. Steven is also the anchor of the CBS radio news program "Your Next Job", and has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose, NBC news, The New York Times and many other media stories. Steven is a co-founder and Managing Member of the Research Accelerator.

Robert Sherwin, MD, is an internationally renowned diabetes researcher and clinician and is the C.N.H. Long Professor of Medicine and chief of the Section of Endocrinology at Yale School of Medicine, and director of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and the Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center at Yale. Dr. Robert Sherwin is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 2011 Albert Renold Award.

For 26 years, Dr. Sherwin served as director of the training program in diabetes and metabolism at Yale, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Sherwin has taught many scientists how to design laboratory and clinical studies in diabetes and how to collect and analyze data. His protégés are now in the vanguard of diabetes research around the world, working in academia at the interface of basic science and human biology.

Thomas I.H. Dubin is an attorney, consultant and investor. From 2001 through 2013, he was a member of the executive committee of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an S&P 500 biopharmaceuticals company that discovers, develops and commercializes lifesaving medicines for patients with ultra-rare, life-threatening disorders. As senior vice president and chief legal officer of Alexion, Tom led legal, government affairs, pricing and reimbursement, corporate communications and other functions, and he held commercial responsibility for the company's Australasia region.

Prior to Alexion, Tom served as vice president, general counsel and secretary of ChiRex, Inc. and held various positions with Warner-Lambert Company. Tom began his career as a corporate attorney with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. He is currently a member of Launchpad Venture Group and a trustee of American Jewish World Service. He received his J.D. from New York University, and his B.A. from Amherst College, cum laude.

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