Experiential learning opportunity for student and post doctoral researchers.

Entrepreneurial skills are critical for many high-impact careers, including academia, biotech, healthcare, private practice, investing, and consulting. Our fellowship program is a 1 day/week commitment for a period of 9 months. This is expected to be in addition to the participants’ current responsibilities in academic research. This is a funded fellowship, allowing fellows to develop the gamut of executive skills, including critical thinking, persuasion, and judgment by exposure to many of the functions of a small, entrepreneurial organization, including competitive analysis, analytical marketing, regulatory, intellectual property, and even some aspects of legal and finance.

Alumni

Celdara has trained over 50 fellows who are pursuing a variety of academic, government and industry careers, including at Parexel, Acceleron, JDRF, Leerink, Bicycle Therapeutics, MIT, MGH, Monitor, Deloitte, Palantir, RBC Capital Markets, Genentech, Harvard, Cornell, Brigham & Women’s, and Advent Life Sciences, BMS, Virtici, and Celdara Medical.
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Celdara Fellow, Brown University

Blessing Akobundu

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Celdara Fellow, Tulane University

Brianne Sullivan, MS

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Celdara Fellow, Brown University

Blessing Akobundu

Blessing is a recipient of the High-Potential Entrepreneurs’ Fellowship (CHEF) 2021 at Celdara Medical. Blessing is currently a 5th year PhD student at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Prior to Brown, Blessing obtained her B.S. degree in Biology from Morgan State University in Baltimore MD. She is extremely excited to partake in this fellowship opportunity and is looking forward to contributing to improving the lives of patients with various diseases.

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Celdara Fellow, Tulane University

Brianne Sullivan, MS

Brianne is a recipient of the High-Potential Entrepreneurs’ Fellowship (CHEF) 2021 at Celdara Medical. She received her BA in Communications and BS in Chemistry from CSU Channel Islands, and her MS in Neuroscience from Tulane University. Currently, Brianne is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience at Tulane University studying under the guidance of Dr. Chad Steele, Chair of Microbiology and Immunology. Brianne’s main research interest lies in translational medicine, particularly in the field of neuroinflammatory diseases. For her research, Brianne is investigating the neuroimmune and neuroinflammatory mechanisms of a rare fungal infection in the brain. To achieve this, she has developed a novel in vivo model of this disease which will provide a valuable tool for investigating new therapeutics and technologies. Brianne enjoys all things New Orleans, and particularly those things she can bring her dog Beauregard to.

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