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Nina Dudnik

Senior Commercialization Advisor

Nina is a passionate leader and super-connector, helping scientific innovators around the world unlock their ideas and solve problems that measurably improve lives.

She has worked with scientists and entrepreneurs in over 35 countries across therapeutics, food and agriculture, synthetic biology, and laboratory tools. Her support to researchers and entrepreneurs has ranged from fundraising (over $10M in non-dilutive capital and over $40M in material support), to commercialization advising and brokering connections to investors, government agencies, corporate business development teams, and scientific manufacturers.

As Founder and CEO of Seeding Labs, Nina secured startup and growth capital; oversaw finance, legal, and HR; built a cohesive team and Board; led communications and marketing; and scaled the organization’s revenue 100x over 10 years. In her roles in Strategy and in Government Affairs at MilliporeSigma, and as Chief Business Officer at BioLabs, she negotiated corporate partnerships and secured enterprise customers, and worked with US and foreign government agencies on pandemic responses.

Nina brings to bear a unique global network that encompasses corporations, universities, governments, and NGO’s. She has served on the Boards of Seeding Labs, BioLabs and 500 Women Scientists, and currently advises a therapeutics startup and a nonprofit addressing the intersection of genetics and climate change.

Nina holds a PhD in Molecular Biology, from Harvard University and a B.S. in Biochemistry from Brown University.