Molecular Pathobiology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Commercializing research is a powerful way to enhance and sustain research impact.

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Pharmacomicrobiomics: Drug-microbiome interactions


The mission of the Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative is to facilitate entrepreneurship and technology commercialization programs in the Department.

  • Provide extensive guidance and offer assistance to researchers and faculty in the development and protection of ideas and inventions.
  • Elevate business awareness among faculty to support and initiate innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Research activities that are focused on the creation of scientific breakthroughs and technological advances into economic value
  • Assist faculty, researchers, and students who want to start a company or need help with identifying market opportunities of their research.
  • Facilitate interaction between Department of Molecular Pathobiology and NYU Office of Industrial Liaison/Technology Transfer or NYU Leslie eLab.
  • Develop infrastructure to support the innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives.
  • Develop a support network of industry partners, investors and regulators to support the faculty and staff in their entrepreneurship activities.


Nature Nanotechnology cover Dec. 2019

Nanoparticles for drug delivery

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Small molecules for preventing periodontal bone loss



Funding Sources

  1. NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization.
  2. The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™). The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program uses experiential education to help researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship, starting a business or industry requirements and challenges.


If you'd like to discuss your invention or idea, please contact:

Deepak Saxena, PhD
Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ph: (212) 998 9256