Dr. Jain joined AMI-USC in 2015 as part of the project management team that oversees the development of projects and their commercial launch from the Institute. Dr. Jain has a multi-faceted role which involves technology feasibility assessment, evaluation of translational potential of novel ideas, and creation of market entry strategies for inventions, among other responsibilities. As a project manager, she works closely with the R&D and intellectual property teams to generate valuable assets that align with the project’s commercial strategy. Sapna adds to the technical diversity at AMI-USC with her expertise in stem cells and regenerative medicine, biotechnology, and medical devices.
Dr. Jain investigated the role of the bone marrow microenvironment in B-cell malignancies for her dissertation work. In addition to her doctoral work during graduate school, Sapna worked with a team of graduate students to achieve the Diploma in Innovation at USC. As part of this program, they developed a one-panel nucleic acid amplification test for the detection of neglected tropical diseases and mapped out the regulatory and commercial pathway for this technology. Sapna was also a Marketing Consultant for the Los Angeles Chapter of Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable and worked with healthcare clients to create and implement market strategies. Prior to graduate school, Sapna interned as a Quality Engineer at a medical device company.
Dr. Jain earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering and PhD in Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine from the University of Southern California (USC). Sapna has also completed a Certificate in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs at USC. She is currently pursuing a part-time MBA from USC.
Dr. Jain is also involved in evaluating technologies outside of AMI-USC as a reviewer for NIH SBIR/STTR grants. She is a mentor in the Viterbi Student-Alumni Mentoring Program (VSAMP) at USC and a member of Tau Beta Pi.
Dr. Jain may be contacted at sapnasha AT usc DOT edu.