New York Business Journal - Mount Sinai Scientists Push for East Harlem Biotech Incubator - Amy Zimmer

 – August 27, 2013  –– 

Scientists who create life-saving drugs want to turn East Harlem into the next biotech hub. Five female scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are planning to launch a nonprofit, with shared work space in East Harlem for medical startup companies. The group called KiiLN - Keystone for Incubating Innovation in Life Sciences - will serve as a home base for more than a dozen fledgling companies seeking to cure diseases, and will meet a need among city scientists, said Nicole McKnight, whose lab is getting a patent for an Alzheimer's disease drug.

  • Dr. Ilese Daehn, Assistant Professor, Nephrology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Dr. Nicole McKnight, Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Dr. Merina Varshese, Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Dr. Yana Zorina, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Dr. Gabriella Casalena, Postdoctoral Fellow, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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