Ms. Zaderej has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of AxoGen, Inc. since September 2011. Karen has served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of AxoGen Corporation since May 2010. Karen joined AxoGen in May 2006 and served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales from May 2006 to October 2007 and as Chief Operating Officer from October 2007 to May 2010. From October 2004 to May 2006, Karen worked for Zaderej Medical Consulting, a consulting firm she founded, which assisted medical device companies build and execute successful commercialization plans. From 1987 to 2004, Karen worked at Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, where she held senior positions in marketing, business development, research & development, and manufacturing. Karen has a MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.
This panel discussion will examine university-industry partnership best practices and potential policy issues.