Dr. Mostafa Analoui, a life sciences entrepreneur and investment banker, will head UConn's newly launched effort to increase development of new ventures, including its Technology Incubation Program (TIP).
The appointment is effective immediately.
In addition to his work with TIP, Analoui will continue to serve as executive director of venture development at UConn. He assumed this newly created position in October and plays a vital role in advancing the university's efforts to successfully commercialize more of the promising technologies coming out of UConn's labs.
He is also professor in residence in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UConn Health.
Prior to joining UConn, Analoui served as head of healthcare and life sciences at Livingston Securities, a New York City-based investment bank. He also previously worked at Pfizer Global Research for seven years as global and site head. Dr. Analoui earned a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University.
There are currently 35 companies located at the TIP program's two major locations in Storrs and at UConn Health in Farmington.