WC Biosciences Accelerator Mentor

Sam Kongsamut



Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship

Dr. Kongsamut has more than 25 years of R&D & business experience in the life science industry, providing consulting services to pharmaceutical clients, launching life science ventures, mentoring/advising startups, and holding various roles in multinational pharmaceutical companies. He is a champion for life sciences entrepreneurship in the NJ/NY region, through roles at the Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship (ILSE) and ELAB NYC. He has been involved with multiple biotech ventures, including one as co-founder and interim CEO, and two in R&D roles. Dr. Kongsamut obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and had postdoctoral training at Cornell and Yale Universities. He is an Associate Fellow at Drew University’s RISE, an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, and on the scientific review boards for several foundations and universities.

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