EMP Team Members and Roles


Ankita Das, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral fellow, Carnegie Department of Embryology)

Ankita is the Director of the Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (EMP) will be overseeing all activities within the Program. She has built and manages the EMP mentor network and will be responsible for correspondence with and recruitment of mentors for the Program, as well as helping match mentors to the mentees. In addition, she is also working with the University partners and other advisers to develop the educational content of our workshops alongside Matthew Marcetich. Mentors and mentees should contact Ankita at ankita.das@hopkinsbio.org with questions about Program or for information about collaborating with HBN on this initiative.


Jing You (Ph.D. Candidate, Human Genetics)

Jing is responsible for correspondence with the mentees for the program and will screen mentees in order to direct them according to their needs. In addition, she will also be the point of contact for anyone interested in the Commercialization Academy Program. Contact Jing at jing.you@hopkinsbio.org with any questions.


Jineta Banerjee, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Radiology, JHU School of Medicine)

Jineta manages all correspondence with our University partners and facilitates communication between mentor-mentee pairs. She will also be the point of contact for inquiries about other entrepreneurship initiatives and our partner organizations at JHU. If you have any questions about our partners and how to get involved, please contact Jineta at jineta.banerjee@hopkinsbio.org.


Angel K. Batalla (MBA & MA in Design Leadership)

Angel is the Director of Strategic Design and manages the creative content of the Program. Additionally, Angel serves as an HBN liason in the Los Angeles area and is working to extend HBN’s reach across the country. By connecting the Hopkins community with notable alumni on the West Coast, Angel is helping to recruit program managers and entrepreneurs in the LA area to serve as mentors in our Program. Contact Angel at angel.batalla@hopkinsbio.org.


Matthew Marcetich (MPH, Senior Programmer Analyst, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)

Matt is responsible for the content of EMP workshops and works with the team to coordinate guest speakers and entrepreneurs for each event. For questions about our workshops, please contact Matt at matthew.marcetich@hopkinsbio.org.


Amy Anderson (Ph.D. Candidate, Cellular and Molecular Medicine)

As the President of the Hopkins Biotech Network, Amy oversees all HBN activities and initiatives. Amy provides support to the EMP team in a variety of roles and manages many aspects of event coordination, marketing, and access to online resources. Please contact Amy (amy.anderson@hopkinsbio.org) with any general questions about HBN or the Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program, for help using our Google sign-up forms, or assistance navigating our website (www.hopkinsbio.org).


Faculty and Program Advisers

David Greenwald, Ph.D. (Faculty Advisor)

David Greenwald is a founder of Relay Technology Management, Inc. and co-inventor of the Relay Innovation Engine software. Dr. Greenwald currently serves as Director of Client Solutions for Decision Resources Group. Dr. Greenwald was an Associate Investigator at the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, MD, where he worked with the Food and Drug Administration on 510(k) applications for diagnostic devices for dengue fever. Dr. Greenwald was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) research fellow while earning a B.S. in Cellular Biology and Molecular Genetics from the University of Maryland, College Park and was awarded an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) towards his Ph.D. research dissertation on gene therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa, which he completed at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Greenwald lectures on Entrepreneurial Finance and Corporate Finance at The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, where he is an adjunct faculty.


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