Edwin Gershom PhD
Chief of Licensing and Business Development
Dr. Gershom holds a PhD in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine from the University of British Columbia, Canada, an MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Sussex, UK, and an M.Sc in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Mumbai, India.
Edwin has strong biomedical research experience, working on basic and clinical projects in academic & government hospital settings. He is effective in communicating with both science and general audiences, building cooperative relationships to achieve set goals. He understands the burden of infectious disease and is committed to developing and advancing new therapeutics from lab to clinic. For his PhD, he demonstrated virus-mediated activation of host hemostatic proteins as the biochemical basis of clinical correlation of virus infection to vascular diseases.
During his M.Sc, he worked on a clinical project evaluating immune response in children and adults to C5a, a vaccine candidate for streptococcal infection. He has experience coordinating laboratory operations for nation control program for AIDS and TB in India, communicating with patients, clinicians, lab-personnel and bureaucrats. He has publications in international peer reviewed journals as well as essays on science for the general public. He is recipient of competitive research awards including the Transfusion Science fellowship of Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Young Science Graduate Scholarship, and the Lady Tata Memorial Trust, India.