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Lada Rasohova

CEO Dermala, Inc.
Managing Director of Rady Venture Fund, Executive Director CA Institute for Innovation & Development
Dr. Lada Rasochova is the executive director of the California Institute for Innovation and Development, managing director of the Rady Venture Fund and director of StartR and mystartupXX accelerators at the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Rasochova has been involved in commercialization of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products for the past 20 years. She spent more than 15 years in the industry where she held various leadership positions, including as the leader of vaccine technologies and director of new business development in the Dowpharma division of the Dow Chemical Company. Prior to Dow, she was with Mycogen, a San Diego biotechnology startup that was acquired by Dow Chemical in 1998. After joining the University of California, San Diego in 2008, Dr. Rasochova co-founded the California Institute for Innovation and Development that serves as a hub for innovation, entrepreneurial education and technology commercialization. She also founded the Rady Venture Fund, a venture capital fund at UCSD that invests in early stage technology ventures and StartR and mystartupXX accelerators that provide support to emerging startup companies. Rasochova teaches graduate level courses on Venture Capital Management and serves as an advisor for several startup companies. She is also a CEO of Dermala Inc., a UCSD spinout focusing on using the human microbiome for the treatment and prevention of chronic skin diseases. Dr. Rasochova is a microbiologist by training; she received her Ph.D. in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from Iowa State University and MBA from the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, June 14

5:30pm PDT


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