Industry Advisory Committee

Shaping Biomedical Engineering

We are working to deepen pathways to industry to help shape the future of health and healthcare.


The Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) plays an advisory role in shaping SBME’s education and translational strategies and activities by providing advice and guidance that will be implemented to align our education programs with the needs and trends of industry, and provide a forum for discussion on our research and translation strategy. With a vested interest in shaping the skills and capabilities of biomedical engineers, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs, the IAC’s prominent members from industry bring different perspectives from sectors spanning SBME’s education and research areas of focus.

Agnieszka Kielczewska, Co-Chair
Head of Antibody Discovery & ScreeningAmgen BC
Samuel Clarke, Co-Chair Director, Research & DevelopmentPrecision Nanosystems
Sharon LouisSharon Louis SVP, Research and DevelopmentSTEMCELL Technologies
Shresth-GandhiShreshth Gandhi
Machine Learning LeadDeep Genomics
Janet TeasdaleVP Talent DevelopmentAbCellera
Allyson TigheCo-Founder and InvestorAmplitude Ventures
Stefan AvallVP Product ManagementKardium
Jonathon JafariCo-Founder and Chief Business Officer; Lead Entrepreneur in Residence: Human Health Ventures Studio Mesintel Therapeutics & e@UBC
Deepika RajeshVP, Stem Cell Biology & Developmental ImmunologyNotch Therapeutics
Heidi SharipovSr R&D Biomedical EngineerCanary Medical
Rakesh (Rick) Sethi Director, Research & Technology | Patient Monitoring Medtronic
Cam StuartDesign EngineerArc'teryx Equipment
Nick AllanBio Services ManagerStarFish Medical
Fiona FitzgeraldCommercial Leader, Nucleic Acid TherapeuticsCytiva
Ajay Panwar Sr. Engineering Manager, Quality
Vikram DendiChief Product Officer/GMMicrosoft Research and Incubations; Healthcare
Peter ZandstraProfessorSBME
Peter CriptonDirector pro tem & ProfessorSBME
Danielle WalkerPartnerships ManagerSBME