I am an Assistant Professor for Technological Innovation and Management Science at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and a Research Fellow at the Yale School of Management, USA.

My primary stream of research pertains to the economics of innovation and entrepreneurship. In particular, I examine how individuals’ and organizations’ strategic adaptation to competitive conditions influences the pathway to innovation and entrepreneurial outcomes. My second stream of research concerns technology and science policy, especially issues related to the gender gap in science and issues in the translation of scientific discoveries into commercial endeavors.

Before becoming an academic, I worked for the Boston Consulting Group in New York. I was also a co-founder of a biotechnology start-up that was sold in 2014 to uniQure and then entered into a development alliance with Bristol-Myers Squibb. Currently, I am pursuing a second biotechnology start-up in the gene therapy space. I earned my doctorate at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and I hold Master degrees in Public Health from Yale and Financial Economics from Oxford.