Emily Reiser, PhD
Job Title: Senior Manager, Innovation Community Engagement
Current Employer: Texas Medical Center
PhD in Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, TX (2018)
B.S. in Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2012)
Emily Reiser is the Senior Manager of Innovation Community Engagement with the Texas Medical Center. She supports clinicians and administrators at the TMC member institutions as well as hundreds of startups other corporate partners engaged with TMC Innovation. Prior to joining TMC Innovation, she led Enventure, a non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurship training and company formation in the life sciences. Through Enventure, she contributed to business development projects with dozens of local life science startups and formed four new companies. Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Emory University and a PhD in Bioengineering from Rice University focused on drug delivery for cancer immunotherapy.
Most useful skill sets acquired from/for your field:
Positive, ‘yes and’ attitude
Understanding what diverse stakeholders want and finding connection points
What I love most about my job:
I have the immense privilege of working with hundreds of individuals who are committed to changing the world of medicine. Each go about this pursuit in different ways, from changing clinical care to developing new technologies to investing in the people that will change our future. All are inspiring.