Mr. Herosian holds a BA in Economics and a BS in Biology from Tufts University, as well as an MBA from Rutgers. Prior to joining Duke, he was the founder of a successful Research Triangle Park based technology company. While leading the company, Alan successfully secured venture capital financing totaling $10 million, effectively obtained and linked proprietary technologies via acquisition and licensing agreements and positioned the company for its successful Initial Public Offering. Mr. Herosian is also a veteran of the biotechnology industry, having held various executive positions with two major pharmaceutical companies. As Director, Corporate Alliances & Development, he is actively involved in many facets of corporate partnering and business development at Duke University Medical Center and throughout the Duke Health System.