Arlo McGinn, Alumni

University: University of Utah

Major: PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology (May 2011)

Joined: 05/14/2010

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Arlo graduated in 2002 with a BS in Chemistry from Brigham Young University. Since graduating he has worked in both the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries where he developed an interest in small biotech startups and technology commercialization. Arlo returned to school in 2006 to pursue a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology, performing dissertation research in polymer gene therapy for the treatment of myocardial infarction.

While earning his PhD he has also spent two years with the Lassonde New Venture Development Center. His time at the Lassonde Center was spent assisting researchers at the University of Utah evaluate the commercialization potential of their technologies. He also worked with the center as the student director teaching other associates to perform market and competitive analyses, develop business strategies, and write business plans to aid researchers in turning their technologies into successful businesses.

Arlo plans on pursuing a career in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry and hopes to be involved in moving valuable research from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside. Arlo’s personal interests include biking, climbing, and piano music. He has served for over five years on the board of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, helping to promote the art of classical piano and supporting new artists.