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    Neena Kadaba

    TitleDir, Strategic Partnerships
    SchoolUCSF Chancellor/EVC/FAS
    DepartmentQB3 Quantitative Biosciences
    Address1700 4th Street
    San Francisco CA 94158
    Phone415-514-4875
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      Neena Kadaba works to initiate new collaborations between industry and QB3 campus scientists and manages QB3’s multi-year, multimillion dollar alliance with Pfizer. She runs the Quadrant industry speakers seminar series to link scientists from industry to scientists in academia and startups, writes the quadrant@qb3 newsletter focused on highlighting innovation at the QB3 campuses, and manages QB3’s internship program. Neena also supports QB3's pre-commercial funding program, the Bridging the Gap fund, designed to provide grants for research with a high commercial potential.

      QB3 offers a suite of services for faculty at UCSF, UC Berkeley and UCSC. In addition to the Bridging the Gap pre-commercial funding program, funded by the Rogers Family Foundation and other industry partners, QB3 manages a large collaborative effort with Pfizer, designed to set up scientific collaborations between Pfizer scientists and UC faculty. QB3's start-up resources include the Startup In A Box program, which provides incorporation services, startup documents, a bank account, SBIR writer support, interns, mentorship and legal advice. QB3 runs 4 garages and incubators in SF and Berkeley, currently home to 43 startups, and manages Mission Bay Capital, an $11.5M seed stage venture capital fund, designed to support startups from the UC system.

      Previously, Neena co-founded Cypress Innovations and was an associate and Kauffman Fellow in the venture capital group at Itochu Technology. She earned her BS at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology and her PhD in chemistry at the California Institute of Technology.


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      1. Nguyen PT, Li QW, Kadaba NS, Lai JY, Yang JG, Rees DC. The contribution of methionine to the stability of the Escherichia coli MetNIQ ABC transporter-substrate binding protein complex. Biol Chem. 2015 Sep; 396(9-10):1127-34. PMID: 25803078; PMCID: PMC4621241 [Available on 09/01/16].
      2. Harrison KD, Kadaba NS, Kelly RB, Crawford D. Building a life sciences innovation ecosystem. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Oct 24; 4(157):157fs37. PMID: 23100622.
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      3. Kadaba NS, Kaiser JT, Johnson E, Lee A, Rees DC. The high-affinity E. coli methionine ABC transporter: structure and allosteric regulation. Science. 2008 Jul 11; 321(5886):250-3. PMID: 18621668; PMCID: PMC2527972.
      4. Maier MA, Esau CC, Siwkowski AM, Wancewicz EV, Albertshofer K, Kinberger GA, Kadaba NS, Watanabe T, Manoharan M, Bennett CF, Griffey RH, Swayze EE. Evaluation of basic amphipathic peptides for cellular delivery of antisense peptide nucleic acids. J Med Chem. 2006 Apr 20; 49(8):2534-42. PMID: 16610796.
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      5. Capper-Loup C, Canales JJ, Kadaba N, Graybiel AM. Concurrent activation of dopamine D1 and D2 receptors is required to evoke neural and behavioral phenotypes of cocaine sensitization. J Neurosci. 2002 Jul 15; 22(14):6218-27. PMID: 12122080.
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