Greg Baker, PhD
Director of Business Development
Greg is the Director of Business Development for the Technology & Innovation Development Office (TIDO) at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Greg’s role at TIDO is to help commercialize technologies developed at Boston Children’s Hospital. Greg works with the licensing team and the faculty at all stages of the innovation life cycle, from conception to the transition to the marketplace. He draws upon his experience in technology commercialization at academic institutions such as Children’s National in Washington D.C. and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as business development roles at Novartis and Syngenta. His experience also includes supporting startup companies during their initial formation and with competing for early-stage funding, and he is also a registered patent agent.
Greg’s business experience supplements his scientific training of an undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of California, San Diego, and a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Harvard Medical School.
Greg joined BCH in February 2021, and he is excited to be part of the TIDO team.
Grace M. Yu
TDF Program Coordinator
Grace joined the Technology & Innovation Development Office (TIDO) in February 2021 as the program coordinator for the Technology Development Fund (TDF). She is responsible for coordinating the mentoring program.
Before joining Boston Children’s Hospital, she worked as the sole Associate of the Innovation Services team at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio). In this role, Grace supported members of the ecosystem in their interactions with strategic mentors, potential collaborators or partners, and facilitated discussions between academic founders and their constituents inside and outside of academia. Prior to this, Grace was an events/programming co-chair for the Greater Boston chapter of the Association for Women in Sciences (MASS AWIS) where she developed programming for members to network and advance their careers.
She received her education on the West Coast from the University of California at Irvine (UC Irvine) in the field of biological sciences as a Phi Beta Kappa. In her free time, she volunteers with the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), the Boston chapter of Women in Bio (WiB), and the Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH).