Mark Allegretta, PhD, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

TITLE:  Associate Vice President, Commercial Research

FOCUS AREAS: Multiple sclerosis research

CONTACT:  mark.allegretta@nmss.org, 800-344-4867

PROFILE: Mark Allegretta is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s associate vice president of commercial research, and a grantseeker’s best point of contact for information on commercial funding opportunities. He has held this title since February 2014 and previously worked as the president and chief science officer for BioMosaics. He resides in the Burlington, Vermont, area.

Landsman’s Fueling Impact profile shared:

Mark’s responsibilities include providing leadership and direction for the Society’s commercial research programs and portfolio, including partnerships developed through Fast Forward. He joined the Society in 2014 with 28 years of experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical operations.  Most recently, he was President, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder of BioMosaics in Burlington, Vermont, where he dealt with all aspects of cancer biomarker development, licensing deals and business partnerships. Mark earned his Bachelor’s degree from Hartwick College and his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Vermont. He was the recipient of a National MS Society postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University.

According to his LinkedIn profile:

Specialties: Biomarker clinical utility assessment; intellectual property strategy and prosecution; market and commercial evaluation; technology in-licensing; assay development, validation and regulatory placement; corporate partnership and out-licensing.

You can learn more about his background on his University of Vermont department of pathology and laboratory medicine.