David Silva, PhD

Business Development Director

David Silva, PhD, joined OTM as a Business Development Director in August 2015. In this role, he is involved in community engagement, portfolio management, marketing & licensing, and startup company formation for Washington University creators and their technologies.

Before joining the University, David was an Assistant Director in the Office of Business Development at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where in addition to his marketing & licensing responsibilities, he managed Einstein’s Technology Development Program.  Prior to Einstein, David held licensing and business development roles at Millipore Corporation and Invitrogen Corporation, where he was responsible for in- and out-licensing.

David received his BS in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and his MA and PhD degrees from Boston University, where he researched the molecular mechanisms of adipose differentiation.