Kassandra Thomson, PhD
(CDI Director of Translational Research & Commercialization, Bioengineering)

Dr. Kassandra Thomson, PhD, is the Director of Translational Research and Commercialization for the Center for Dialysis Innovation, and the Director of the Coulter Translational Research Partnership at the University of Washington. She received her PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2013, and was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and an American Heart Association Fellowship for her graduate research in cardiac tissue engineering, during which time she took a leading role in a multi-investigator NIH- sponsored project to develop engineered cardiac tissue constructs to treat heart failure. Dr. Thomson earned a Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate from the University of Washington Foster School of Business, and was an Institute of Translational Health Sciences/Washington Research Foundation Fellow with the University of Washington Center for Commercialization (now CoMotion) in 2012. Dr. Thomson became the Assistant Director of the University of Washington Coulter Program in 2014, and was promoted to Director in 2015. She is a consultant for multiple medical device and biotechnology companies

Education & Training: B.S., University of Texas at Austin, Biomedical Engineering 2007
Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate, UW Foster School of Business 2012
Ph.D., University of Washington, Bioengineering 2013
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