BioLinc Team

BioLinc Team


 


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Dan Lynch
BioLinc Manager
Goodman School of Business
Brock University

Dan Lynch is the Manager of Brock University’s BioLinc, effective July 23rd, 2012. Dan brings a strong and career-long commitment to assisting SMEs and academic researchers, facilitating commercialization and has a proven track record in industry liaison. Prior to joining Brock he served as Industry Liaison Manager for Innovation York, York University; Dan was also the Vice President Commercialization and Chief Operating Officer of HTX, Ontario's Health Technology Exchange, a leading catalyst for accelerating the growth of Ontario’s medical and assistive technologies industry cluster; and for many years he was an Industrial Technology Advisor in the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program across Southern Ontario including more than 5 years at the University of Western Ontario. In these positions he has worked with many innovative Ontario companies to assist in developing new technologies that resulted in the commercialization of new products, processes or markets.

From his private sector career, Dan acquired years of experience as an engineer and manager in the R&D, design and manufacture of process systems and equipment for the food, biotech and pharmaceutical industries and is the holder of 3 Patents.

A Professional Engineer in Ontario, Dan has a BASc in Chemical Engineering from University of Toronto and a MASc in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, specializing in the Management of Innovation and Technology.

Located at the new Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, Dan is responsible for connecting Brock University research assets and expertise to the private sector community, particularly in Niagara Region, and matching these assets and expertise with local partner needs, providing access to Brock BioLinc services (research, technology, advisory and commercialization), enlarging our partner base, and working with others in the community to maximize the social and economic impacts of these services.

 

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Cassie Price
BioLinc Coordinator
Goodman School of Business
Brock University
 
Cassie Price is the BioLinc Coordinator for Brock University’s bioscience business incubator, BioLinc. Educated at the University of Guelph, Cassie earned a Bachelor of Science Honours degree, in Biomedical Toxicology in 2011.

As the BioLinc Coordinator, Cassie is a critical planner and primary driver of facility coordination, communications and promotional initiatives. She is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of processes and to coordinate and oversee all required tasks for client, project and facility management, to ensure the timely delivery of projects at BioLinc. Cassie works with BioLinc to initiate and steward connections with students, researchers and entrepreneurs.

A life-long resident of the Niagara Region, Cassie believes in making a commitment to the community through volunteering and participation in community events. She has a passion for business and entrepreneurship and is interested in using her skills to benefit the development and success of BioLinc and the Niagara Region.


 

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Rui Ding
BioLinc Ambassador
Goodman School of Business
Brock University   

Rui Ding is the BioLinc Ambassador for Brock University’s bioscience business incubator. She is currently completing her Master of Business Administration Co-op degree at the Goodman School of Business. With her background in business, Rui aims to utilize her acquired knowledge and work experience to bring a unique perspective during her work term with the BioLinc team this winter.

As the BioLinc Ambassador, Rui plays a key role in generating awareness of BioLinc at Brock University, as well as the Niagara Region. As BioLinc Ambassador she coordinates information displays and delivers various presentations to effectively promote BioLinc to student groups on campus. Rui interacts with students, alumni, researchers, and residents of the Niagara region to inform them of the entrepreneurial opportunities available at BioLinc. One of her main roles is to assist with the creation, distribution, and presentation of promotional and educational material. In addition, Rui will provide support in the planning and executing of networking events and training seminars.