About Us

BCM Ventures Leadership and Team


Our Leaders


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Shawn Davis

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Vice President & Chief Ventures Officer


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Michael Dilling, Ph.D.

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Executive Director, Baylor Licensing


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Jyoti Patel, M.B.A.

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Business Lead, Marketing, Communications & Education Strategy


Our Team


Nayla Benyamine
Business Lead, Strategic Initiatives & Development

Brenda Kissack
Senior Financial Analyst

Jessica Phillips
Office Manager/Project Coordinator

Fauzia Chaudhary, Ph.D.
Senior Licensing Associate
Departments/Centers: Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Surgery

Mercy Chen, Ph.D.
Senior Commercialization Associate, IP Federal and State Reporting and Compliance

Valerie Jordan, Ph.D.
Senior Sponsored Programs Analyst, Academic and Sponsor Agreements

Brad Kairdolf, Ph.D.
Senior Licensing Associate
Departments/Centers: Center for Drug Discovery, Dermatology, Family & Community Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Masters in Orthotics and Prosthetics Program

Dylan Laug, Ph.D.
Senior Licensing Associate
Departments/Centers: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Center for Cell & Gene Therapy, Center for Comparative Medicine, Center for Educational Outreach, Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Center for Reproductive Medicine, Huffington Center on Aging, Molecular Virology & Microbiology

Terese Rakow, Ph.D.
Senior Licensing Manager
Departments/Centers: Molecular & Human Genetics, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology