Connect with Industry

Business Development & Industry Relations (BDIR)

The Keck School of Medicine’s research portfolio spans basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiological research, utilizing transdisciplinary and multi-institute collaborations as well as collaborations with industry.

MESH BDIR provides a sustainable and scaled networking service to USC investigators, entrepreneurs, and industry that focuses on relationship building and knowledge transfer to create long-term value.

The MESH Business Development and Industry Relations (BDIR) team is here to:

  • Build relationships between USC researchers, physicians, and industry to create long-term value.
  • Provide mentorship and support to USC entrepreneurs and startups
  • Engage with local and global innovation ecosystems to support bioscience initiatives.

Types of USC-Industry Engagement

Learn more about the BDIR Engagement Process.

Stage 1: Prospect
Connect with Faculty and Industry to understand unmet needs

Stage 2: Cultivate
Coordinate to explore shared interests and Identify type of engagement

Stage: 3: Position
Create value proposition and partnering strategy = Opportunity Brief

Stage 4: Deliver

For more information, contact:
Vasiliki Anest, PhD, Senior Director

Melissa Rodgers, PhD, Associate Director of Business Development and Industry Relations

Camilo Ansarah-Sobrinho, PhD, Associate Director of Business Development and Industry Relations