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The CURE Calendar

Bioscience ClubhouseCT Presents – Students and Science: High School Science Fair Mentoring @ CURE Innovation Commons
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The High School Science Fair Mentoring session is an exciting new program that gives students the opportunity to practice presenting their projects prior to the state science fair.  Over 30 students will gain valuable mentorship and feedback from seasoned scientists on their projects and their presentations.  Nine scientists from the CURE network have volunteered to date.  If you are interested in helping please contact Kim Kelly at

CURE Legislative Briefing: Biotech Drug Discovery: Innovation, Process and Talent @ Connecticut State Capitol - Capitol Room 310
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join members of the CT bioscience community for a discussion which explores the unique features and challenges of research and innovation leading to drug discovery. No advance registration necessary.

Welcome and opening remarks:

Governor Dannel Malloy

Hosts and moderators:

Susan Froshauer, Ph.D.,
President & CEO, CURE

Anthony Sabatelli, Ph.D., J.D.
Chair, CURE Government Advocacy Committee

Featured discussants to include:

Erin Duffy, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Melinta Therapeutics, Inc.

Jennifer Conn
Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Development
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Bill Claffey, J.D.
Partner, State Taxes
Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina, LLP

Stan Choy, M.B.A.
Co-­Chair & Treasurer

CURE/CVG Investor & Entrepreneur Network Series @ CURE Innovation Commons
Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join the movers and shakers of the investment and entrepreneurial communities for CVG’s monthly Investor & Entrepreneur Network event!

This event will be held ON THURSDAY, MARCH 9 and will be co-hosted by CURE. We will feature a company showcase, pitches from our entrepreneurs, networking with investors, and opportunities to connect with resources important to launching and scaling a business.

Join us and experience the science and technology incubator, CURE Innovation Commons, with 22,000 square feet of independent and shared commercial grade laboratories, numerous offices, conference rooms, co-working spaces and a large meeting and event area.

Event Agenda: 

4:30 pm | Registration, Networking & Company Showcase

5:00 pm | Welcome Address & Showcase Company Pitches 
6:30 pm | Networking Reception, Refreshments & Company Showcase
Bioscience ClubhouseCT Presents: Guest Speaker Wendy L Davis, Founder and CEO, GestVision, Inc. @ CURE Innovation Commons
Mar 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

More details to follow.

CURE at Saint Joseph University Featuring: Susan Baserga – Resilience and Ribosomes: Practicing Persistence in Life and in the Lab @ University of Saint Joseph - Crystal Room, Mercy Hall, First floor.
Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Susan Froshauer, Ph.D., President & CEO of CURE, President of CURE Innovations, LLC.

Susan is an experienced scientist, mentor, entrepreneur and angel investor with skill at connecting academic expertise and technology with the commercial sector. Susan is involved with the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, the CTNEXT funded group, SECT Tech, the Creative Arts Workshop and the Angel Investor Forum. Prior to joining CURE, Dr. Froshauer was Director of the Technology Exchange Portal at the University of Connecticut’s Office of Economic Development. In this role Susan assisted Connecticut-based entrepreneurs and organizations with initiatives that train students, create jobs and contribute to economic development. She connected ideas with business expertise, business plans with investors and industry with scholars. Her passion and commitment is helping bioscience entrepreneurs build successful companies.



Susan Baserga, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, of Genetics and Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University

Susan Baserga received a B.S. in Biology from Yale College and an M.D. and Ph.D. (Human Genetics) from Yale in 1988.  She conducted post-doctoral training in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale with Joan Steitz.  Susan is currently an Associate Professor at Yale University with a primary appointment in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and joint appointments in the Departments of Genetics and Therapeutic Radiology.  The focus of Susan’s research is on the function of ribonucleoproteins in pre-rRNA processing and pre-ribosome assembly.  Her research is principally funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.


Melissa Marcucci, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, USJ

Serving as a tenured faculty member and Chair in the biology department at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), Dr. Marcucci has provided students with a wide range of necessary tools to succeed in biology-based professions and STEM graduate programs.  She has shared her knowledge of biology in the classroom in a teaching and advisory capacity, as well as in the research laboratory.  Until becoming Chair, Dr. Marcucci maintained a research affiliation in the department of internal medicine at Yale University where she studied the molecular defects of insulin signaling in type 2 diabetes.  Dr. Marcucci also served as the Director of the CREC Summer Institutes for Science and Math for three summer, a collaboration with the Capitol Regions Education Council, to offer summer residence programs at USJ to select area high school students demonstrating academic excellence in STEM fields.  Currently, Dr. Marcucci currently serves as the Chair of the department of biology at USJ, a large complex department that is active in research and has a strong curriculum preparing students for professional careers in biomedical research, medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, and industry.  Aside from her passion for the biological sciences, Dr. Marcucci also advocates for leadership opportunities for women in science.

Directions and Parking:


Informational map showing the buildings and the exact location of talk on USJ campus:


Refer to above map for parking at USJ:  best locations for parking are the large lots adjacent to the Center for Applied Research and Education (CARE) Building (#18 on map), visitors spots behind Mercy Hall (#1), and the large lot behind the Pope Pius XII Library (#12) (note that the numbers correspond to locations on the map)


Driving directions to USJ:






Serial Entrepreneur: David Scheer

Biotech Entrepreneur Kevin Rakin:
The Business of Science

A CT Bioscience Entrepreneur’s
Story: Craig M. Crews, Ph.D.


Partner Videos

Yale Video “Innovation to Impact: Dr. Lieping Chen and NextCure”


Talent Wanted/Talent Available

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Bioscience ClubhouseCT and Career Ladder Grant

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