1) To serve and assist the University and local business community in exploring business opportunities and addressing complex problems.
2) To provide opportunities for our members to obtain practical experience in industry and expand their business skill sets in management, team work, and leadership.
3) To facilitate closer collaboration between the local business and scientific communities.
Office of Technology Transfer at UM
John has been instrumental in miLEAD achieving non-profit status and built much of our current business model. John stayed on as an advisor to help new consultants be successful by sharing his experience as a consultant, project manager, advisor, and board member over the last couple years.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
Michele, Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Michigan Medical School, is a strong proponent of miLEAD. She has been and continues to be supportive of career growth opportunities for postdoctoral fellows at University of Michigan.
Judy started providing tailored information consultations since the early days of miLEAD. She has played and continues to play a pivotal role for miLEAD by utilizing her knowledge of resources for information discovery in aiding consultants with secondary research. Also, she trains consultants on information resources spanning a wide range of disciplines in the library and beyond.
The miLEAD consulting group is a non-profit organization founded and led by University of Michigan postdoctoral fellows. Our members are UM postdocs and graduate students from various academic backgrounds. We provide short-term consulting services to tech companies and other startups in southeast Michigan.
Ph.D. field: Neuroscience
Current work: Investigating functionality of regions of C. difficile Toxin A
Ph.D. field: Oncology and Molecular Biology
Current work: Understanding the biology of therapy resistance in gliblastoma
Ph.D. field: Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Current work: Investigating gene functions in adipogenesis and metabolism
Director of Web Development
Ph.D. field: Pathology
Current work: Investigating mechanisms of synthetic lethality in various tumor types
Jonathan helps miLEAD consultants to understand, in depth, some of the techniques that consultants use in their daily work and why they use them.
Ph.D. field: Molecular and Cellular Pathology
Current work: Analyzing the tumor microenvironment in pancreatic cancer
Director of Finance
Ph.D. field: Biomedical Engineering
Current work: Skeletal Tissue Engineering
Ph.D. field: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Current work: Binding sites for molecular chaperones and O2 bacterial stress response