Jessica Duda has spent her career in the life sciences industry. Most recently she was a Director of Business Development at Harvard University's Office of Technology Development (OTD) where she supported the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering in its efforts to translate cutting edge innovations into commercial outcomes by employing a cross-functional team approach to identify and transform business development opportunities into licensing and collaboration deals. She has experience with intellectual property protection, strategic portfolio planning and the structuring and negotiating of agreements. Prior to joining OTD, Jessica worked with the team at Third Rock Ventures to found NinePoint Medical, a platform imaging company, where she was the first employee driving early stage company operations and business development. Earlier in her career, Jessica gained corporate development, regulatory, and manufacturing experience at Cyberkinetics, a neurotechnology company, and experience in venture capital as an Associate at Polaris Ventures Partners. Jessica earned an AB degree from Dartmouth College and BE, MS and MEM degrees from Thayer School.