I-Corps Success Stories
Visikol CEO Michael Johnson (SEBS’17) graduate student. Photo: Nick Romanenko.
Rutgers National I-Corps Teams Find Success
Rutgers University has had over a dozen teams receive National I-Corps awards.
The value of the program and benefits to the team members are shown in the examples below:
- Dr. KiBum Lee (New Brunswick School of Arts and Sciences - Chemistry and Chemical Biology ) who participated in the I-Corps Program in April 2015 for the technology “NanoScript: A Nanoparticle-Based Artificial Transcription Factor for Effective Gene Regulation and Stem Cell Differentiation” received $175,000 in follow-on funding from the University City Science Center’s QED Program.
- Dr. Daniel Murnick, (Newark - Colleges of Arts and Sciences – Physics) who completed the July 2014 National I-Corps Cohort for commercialization of “Radio-Carbon Analyzer for Biomedical Applications” received grant funding the following year from the National Science Foundation totaling $703,354.
- Dr. Michael Johnson – (New Brunswick - School of Environmental & Biological Sciences - Environmental Science) attended the January 2016 I-Corps program for “Improved Skeletal Visualization Process for Developmental Toxicology and a Novel 3-D Histology Technology” Later in 2016 the team was awarded an NSF Phase I SBIR grant; In January 2017 Michael was named to Forbes list of 30 under 30 for Science; the team also received follow-on funding from the Foundation Venture Capital Group. Visit the Visikol website.