Associate Director of Ventures, Life SciencesPhone: 734.763.0614
As the Associate Director of Ventures for Life Sciences, Sarah oversees the creation of new life science startups based on technologies invented and developed at U-M. In this role, she manages resources to build, launch, and grow new ventures, including U-M’s mentor-in-residence program, the MTRAC and Kickstart Life Science Innovation grant hubs, and the Accelerate Blue Fund.
Before joining Innovation Partnerships, Sarah spent 3.5 years as a Senior Associate on the investment team at Arboretum Ventures, an Ann Arbor-based healthcare venture capital firm. Prior to Arboretum, Sarah spent 8 years as a field clinical specialist and field clinical engineer supporting cardiac medical devices at Boston Scientific, Sorin, and Biosense Webster (J&J).
Sarah holds a BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology and an MSE in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan, as well as an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.