Tony Kulesa is an instructor in the MIT Dept of Biological Engineering and director of the nascent MIT BioMakerspace, a community lab and incubator space that supports independent student projects in the life sciences. In 2018, he received his PhD at MIT with Prof. Paul Blainey in Biological Engineering, where he developed new tools for drug discovery published in PNAS and covered in Science Editor’s Choice and Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. He has co-created multiple courses in biotech entrepreneurship, and was one of the founding officers of MIT Biotech Group, which supports 2000+ MIT students to develop careers in biotech and entrepreneurship. Outside of MIT, he also supported startups commercializing scientific breakthroughs as the Boston-area ambassador for the Thiel Foundation’s Breakout Labs.
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