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Barbara Nelsen, PhD. MBA
Board Member

Barbara Nelsen is the founder of Nelsen Biomedical, a strategy consulting firm focused on building businesses in the life sciences industry headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in Cambridge, MA.  A scientist who moved to the business side of industry early in her career, Barbara thrives on working at the intersection of biology and business.  She brings more than 20 years of experience providing technology and opportunity assessment, strategic planning and partnering, market expansion and commercialization plans. Clients range from start-ups to well-established life sciences companies, investment firms and research institutions. Barbara is also the founder of Emerge Institute, providing career training programs for advanced professional degree students in the life sciences.