Samantha Stubblefield has over 15 years of experience in research and development. As Director of Business Development at BioEnterprise, Samantha provides consulting services to early stage pharmaceutical and biologic companies. She also serves as Director of Research and Alliance Manager at Convelo, a pharma company working on novel therapeutics for neurological disorders with their strategically aligned partner, Genentech. Previously, Dr. Stubblefield worked at Harrington Discovery Institute helping to guide academic drug discovery programs further down the development pathway. Additionally, she served as a senior scientist at Athersys, focused on development of new clinical indications for MultiStem and development of mechanism of action and potency assays. Samantha received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Akron and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Case Western Reserve University, where she also did her postdoctoral work on human immunology.